New Delhi- Attacking Narendra Modi for letting the farmers down in Karnataka, Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a report card gave the Prime Minister an "F" Grade for his performance in the agricultural sector in the state.
Reaching out to farmers, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto for the Karnataka assembly polls on Friday promised allocation of Rs1.5 trillion for irrigation projects and waiver of farm loan up to Rs1 lakh borrowed from nationalised and cooperative banks.
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Speaking about various schemes of the Centre, the Prime Minister said, special schemes have been launched for the farmers so that they face no problems during the entire crop cycle.
If tech-savvy people of the nation want to check the social media accounts of both the parties to know and understand their vision and plans, especially for poll-bound Karnataka, our advice would be better skip the exercise. "Grade = F", Rahul tweeted.
On Wednesday, Congress communications chief Randeep Surjewala cited official figures to contend that the promise of 50 per cent profit in addition to the minimum support price had been violated and that insurance companies had made a windfall profit of Rs 14,828 crore in 2016-17.
"'No matter what he (Prime Minister Modi) says about me, I will never make a personal attack on him as he is the Prime Minister of the country, but I can ask him questions", he added. Number one was jobs, number two - corruption, (and) number three - farmers. "Gujarat is the first demonstration that he has failed in them, Karnataka will be the next, and after that you will see Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. We will win, we will have to win assembly constituency, but as always I urge karyakartas and for me the most important thing is winning polling booths", Modi said.