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Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers rally at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium in Jaipur

Gandhi said that multiple food processing units will be installed near farms in the state, paving the way for a Green Revolution.

January 9, 2019, 3:41 pm

Congress Rahul gandhi ashok gehlot sachin pilot kisaan rally in jaipur
Jaipur: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed a farmer’s rally at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium of Jaipur on Wednesday. He thanked farmers for their support to the party and said that the Congress government will work towards the development of the state’s farmers. Rahul Gandhi said that the Congress won the assembly election in the state but the actual rulers were the people who voted it to power. Gandhi said that farmers will have to be on the front foot in the state, unlike Modi Ji who is always on the back foot. Gandhi said that multiple food processing units will be installed near farms in the state, paving the way for a Green Revolution. He said that the offices of the Congress and its leaders are always open to the public. Gandhi alleged that PM Modi promised employment and development but he brought demonetization and GST and destroyed small business and farmers. Gandhi also brought up Rafael deal in his speech asking why Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not appear in Lok Sabha discussions while Defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for hours and defended BJP and PM Modi. Rahul Gandhi with other ministers left the spot around 2:45 pm. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Dy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot also delivered their speech at the rally and said that whatever promises related to farmer’s loan waiver was made by the Congress were implemented within less than 10 of forming the government. Several Congress leaders including Avinash Pande, CP Joshi, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, Raghu Sharma, BD Kalaa, Vishvendra Singh, Harish Choudhary, Lalchand Kataria among others were present on the occasion. Congress national President Rahul Gandhi reached Jaipur in a special charter plane around 12:15 pm on Wednesday. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot and deputy chief minister Sachin pilot were there to receive him. A large number of people especially farmers reached Vidhya Dhar Nagar stadium for Rahul Gandhi’s Kissan rally. This was his first rally in Jaipur after the Congress party came to power in Rajasthan.

First published: January 9, 2019