'Forgiving businessmen's debts while farmers suffer': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre

Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023: Rahul Gandhi expressed concern over the sizeable debts of wealthy businessmen being written off while farmers endure harassment from banks.

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Rajasthan Assembly Elections 2023: In a fiery speech at an election rally in Dausa, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi lambasted the policies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, highlighting the stark contrast between the debt relief granted to affluent businessmen and the struggles faced by farmers.

Rejecting Two Indias

Rahul Gandhi firmly rejected the idea of two distinct Indias, emphasising that the Congress party stands for inclusivity. He expressed concern over the sizeable debts of wealthy businessmen being written off while farmers endure harassment from banks.

Addressing the crowd, Gandhi stated, "Congress Party gave you seven guarantees. We want an inclusive India. We don't want two different Indias. There is one India where lakhs of debt of businessmen and industrialists are getting written off. Then there are farmers who are harassed by banks due to policies of PM Modi."

Accusation Against PM Modi

The Congress leader accused Prime Minister Modi of adopting an opportunistic approach, particularly in dealing with the challenges faced by backward castes. Gandhi criticised Modi's contradictory stance, alleging that when it comes to granting rights, caste disappears, but during times of conflict, distinctions reappear.

"PM Narendra Modi says that there is no caste; there are only poor. When the time came to give rights, then there is no caste and when it is time to promote fighting, then there are OBCs and Dalits," he asserted.

Political Context in Rajasthan

Rahul Gandhi's statements come in the backdrop of the upcoming elections in Rajasthan. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi targeted the Congress, accusing them of internal conflicts during their rule.

Rajasthan is poised for elections on November 25, with the vote count scheduled for December 3. In the previous 2018 assembly elections, the Congress secured 99 seats, forming the government with the support of BSP MLAs and independent legislators.

(With ANI Inputs)