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'Rahul deserves award for being the biggest liar in world'

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Senior BJP Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tuesday accused of "lying" to people about fulfilment of his promise to waive loans of farmers which he had made ahead of the last year's assembly elections in

Taking potshots at Gandhi, the former said Gandhi should be presented with the "world's biggest liar" award.

Addressing a poll rally in Halol town in Panchmahal district, Chouhan said, "Ahead of the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi had promised to waive loans of farmers within 11 days of forming the government. Though three-and-a-half months have passed, farmers are still waiting. They are asking when that promise will be fulfilled".

Halol assembly segment falls under Chhota Udaipur Lok Sabha constituency.

Chouhan claimed that incumbent and is now sending SMSes to farmers stating that their loans cannot be waived right now due to the Model Code of Conduct.

"Some farmers were even served notices to repay their pending loans. Farmers are committing suicides in Madhya Pradesh. Even then, is not ashamed of falsely claiming that had waived loans of farmers. He should be presented with the world's biggest liar award," Chouhan alleged.

The former CM also attacked the Congress for his "Chowkidar Chor Hai" jibe at

"This is an insult to 130 crore citizens of this country," he said.

Earlier in the day, Congress Navjot Singh Sidhu, while addressing a rally in Dang, said the land of Gujarat, which is the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, has also produced a who is the "biggest liar".

Polling for all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in will be held on April 23.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 22:30 IST