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"Only 30-40 people get benefits of Indian banking system":Rahul's sarcasm

Press Trust of India  |  Thrissur (Ker) 

Thursday sarcastically said only 30 to 40 people in the country are getting the benefits of Indian system under the BJP rule and promised more to young enterpreneurs

who can generate jobs if his party is voted to power.

He also alleged that was the "instrument" of a few people "being allowed to capture our system."

"Today, you look at our system... 30 to 40 people get the benefits of entire Indian banking system," Gandhi said during his interaction with fishermen at the organised by All Fishermen at Thriprayar near here.

The also hit out at some BJP leaders who allegedly flayed the decision taken by three Congress-ruled states-- Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh--to waive agriculture loans, saying, "if you don't want to forgive farmers' loans, then don't forgive loans taken by like Anil Ambani, and "

He rejected arguments that the farmers would not work if their loans are forgiven.

"Narendra Modi, over the last five years, has forgiven Rs 3.5 lakh crore of the 15 richest people in . Modi has forgiven such a huge amount for people like Anil Ambani and ..," he said.

"I am only arguing for fairness," Gandhi added.

He alleged that got Rs 45,000 crore, got Rs 35,000 crore and got Rs 10,000 crore from the Indian banking system and asked how many jobs these created in after securing huge loans.

"So the job problem is very simple. If we give the same money that was given to and given to young enterpreneurs, they will create jobs.

I am confident that what Nirav Modi could not do with Rs 35,000 crore, a youngster in will do with Rs 30 lakh," Gandhi said.

The Congress reiterated his promise that a Minimum Guarantee Income would be provided to all citizens if the Congress party was voted by power in the Lok Sabha elections.

Elaborating about the scheme, Gandhi said certain income will be called minimum income in the country and anybody who earns less than the minimum income line will be given money by the to bring them upto the minimum income level.

"So we are going to basically wipe out once and for all poverty from the country," he said.

Gandhi also attacked the present form of Goods and Services Tax system, dubbing it "Gabbar Singh Tax" and said if voted to power, the Congress government will change the system that is "extremely complicated."

"Nobody understands it. So we are going to make it simpler," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:25 IST