It's time to usher in another Green Revolution, says Rahul


Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Jaipur (IANS): The time has come to usher in another Green Revolution and the Congress will do it if comes to power after the Lok Sabha polls, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said at a farmers' outreach here on Wednesday.
Gandhi made the announcement while kicking off the party's Lok Sabha election campaign in Rajasthan at a 'Kisan Rally' where he again hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale jet deal.
He announced that the Congress government in the state shall start food processing units near farmers' land.
"We aim to connect our crops globally. We need a new strategy in this direction. So there is a need to bring another Green Revolution (Harit Kranti).
"In fact, the Congress shall do it. We have decided to start food processing units near farms where farmers are sowing their crops," he said, adding he had already spoken to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress state President Sachin Pilot.
He also said that Modi would have to waive loans of Indian farmers. "Or else, the Congress shall do it after coming to power."
Gandhi reiterated that waiving loans will not solve the problems of farmers but it was the first step to help poor farmers. "We will help farmers with new technology."
The Congress President praised the farmers of Rajasthan for showing their might to Modi by forming a Congress government in the state.
"The Assembly elections have shown farmers' strength to Modi. Now is the time when India's farmers and youths should bat on the front foot without getting scared and hit sixers.
"In fact, Modi has been playing on the back foot after making promises for the past four and a half years," he said, using cricketing analogy.
"Our Prime Minister promises employment, jobs, loan waiver but when his batting turn comes, he gets scared and goes on the back foot.
"Modi promised jobs, but instead he brought in demonetisation and GST which hampered small businesses and resulted in losses for farmers.


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