Rahul Gandhi in Odisha says congressional government to waive agricultural loans within 10 days
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday promised to renounce agricultural loans within 10 days if his party is elected to power in Odisha. He cited examples of congressional governments in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan that have kept their promises to grant loan waivers.
“As soon as the Congressional government is formed here, you count to 10, not 11, only 10 … Within 10 days, Congress will forgo loans from Odisha farmers,” Gandhi said at a gathering in Bhubaneswar.
He claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his “junior partner in Odisha”, an apparent mockery against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, of deceiving the state’s farmers by breaking their promises and instead giving gifts to their industrial friends.
Gandhi also claimed that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh wanted to control all institutions in India and accused him of putting his mark on the National Democratic Alliance government led by the Bharatiya Janata party, PTI reported.
âYou currently have an institution called RSS, mother of the BJP, which thinks it is the only institution in the country,â Gandhi said. âThey want to penetrate all the other institutions and control them. “
Gandhi alleged that such a state of mind caused chaos across the country, including in the justice and education sector. “We believe that India should be ruled by its 1.2 billion people,” said the president of Congress. âOne group of people, one ideology should not rule the country. “
Gandhi said the opposition Congress has a different take on how these institutions work. âOur party has a different take on how key institutions should support the country. It respects decentralization, the independence of institutions and constitutional advances, âhe added.
The fundamental difference between the two parties is that Congress takes people’s comments into account, Gandhi said. “Ours is a dynamic process, we listen to people”, ANI quoted him as saying. “Not like Narendra Modi, who thinks he knows everything, there is no feedback.”
Gandhi said that while he did not share Modi’s opinion, he did not hate the prime minister. “I realize that he [Modi] don’t agree with me and I don’t agree with him, and I will fight him and try to make sure he’s not the prime minister, but I don’t hate him â , does he have noted. “I give him the right to have his opinion.”
Gandhi added that “abuse” was “the greatest gift” given to him by political opponents. “I look at Mr. Modi and when he mistreats me I want to give him a hug,” said the Hindustan times quoted him as saying. âHe’s angry with the Congress party. I understand that too, but we’re not mad at him. It’s our design, we don’t hate people.
The congressman also criticized Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and claimed that Biju Janata Dal’s model for developing the state was similar to BJP’s Gujarat model. “It’s a very simple pact between the CM candidate and the manufacturers who finance his campaign,” he said. noted. “[The] CM hands over the state to the key bureaucrats, who run it.
But the Congress model was to learn from the people of a state, which knew more, Gandhi argued. âWhen we run a state, we listen to the people,â he said. “That’s not what Modi or Naveen Patnaik think.”
The president of the Congress declared that the government of his party to prioritize generate employment. âYoung people from Odisha are migrating to other states in search of work,â Gandhi said. He said his government would focus on filling the “1,31,000 government posts, 30,000 teaching posts, 1,200 university faculty posts and 3,000 college faculty posts” that are vacant.