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Farmers showed PM Modi their strength in recent state polls: Rahul

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

said Wednesday that farmers, troubled by the agriculture distress, showed their strength in the recent assembly elections in three Hindi heartland states, including Rajasthan, in which the BJP lost power to the

Addressing a farmers' rally in the first after formed the government in Rajasthan, he also promised to waive farm loans in every state if the is voted to power in 2019 elections.

The Congress president, however, said waiving farm loans is a small step towards addressing the agriculture distress and "a new green revolution (harit kranti) is needed to address the problem."

Attacking Modi for not participating in the debate on the multi-crore Rafale jet deal, Gandhi said, "Chowkidaar could not stand in for a minute during the debate on Rafale issue."

Gandhi has been playing on the word "chowkidaar", used by Modi after his election to say that he will not allow corruption on his watch, to target the

"We demand a JPC probe of the Rafale deal," Gandhi said, asserting that could not reply to his questions during the debate on the issue in

The Congress wrested power from the BJP in Rajasthan, and in December.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 15:10 IST