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Rahul Gandhi to address farmers' rally in Rajasthan

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Gandhi will on Wednesday address a farmers' rally here, a said.

It will be the Gandhi scion's first public meeting after formed the government in the state and initiated steps to fulfil its promise of waiving off loans.

The Congress-led government in had on December 19, 2018 announced a waiver for short term farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh and constituted a committee to decide the eligibility criteria.

The announcement was in line with the chief's pre-poll announcement to waive farm loans.

"Promise of waiving off loans of farmers was a resolution of the Congress and the government has fulfilled its promise after coming to power," the party's in-charge for political affairs in Rajasthan, said.

"Congress will be addressing a public meeting where farmers will express their gratitude," he added.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 19:45 IST