“Centre failed to tackle the apathy of the peasants”: Rahul

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NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the condition of farmers in Karnataka and said that the Centre failed to tackle the apathy of the peasants.

The Congress chief took to his Twitter handle to share a data, highlighting the initiative taken by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government for the farmers and how they flunked to meet the expected outcome.

The data showed that the Centre's contribution to waive off the loans in the Congress ruling state was none and the Prime Minister's crop insurance scheme only benefited the private insurance companies, rather than the farmers.

"Mr Modi's Report Card

State: Karnataka

Sub: Agriculture

  1. Contribution to Cong State Govts 8,500 Cr Farm Loan waiver = 0 Rs
  2. PM's crop insurance scheme: Farmers suffer; pvt insurance companies make huge profits.
  3. No MSP+50%, for Karnataka farmers.

Rahul's tweet came a day after the Prime Minister held the Siddaramaiah Government responsible for the grim condition of the state farmers.

Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday trained guns at the ruling Karnataka Government and accused them of not letting the benefits of 'Fasal Bima Yojna' reach the farmers.

While addressing Kisan Morcha Karyakartas of Karnataka through Narendra Modi (NaMo) App, he further said that a change in the government is needed to bring changes in the farmer's condition.

Source: ANI, Image Credits: TOI

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