1. Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi needs to spend some time in country

Rahul Gandhi: PM Modi needs to spend some time in country

In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign tours while "overlooking" the farmers' problems, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Prime Minister should also spend some time in the country, where sugarcane farmers are struggling and mills are closed.

By: | Published: November 24, 2015 8:36 AM

In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his frequent foreign tours while “overlooking” the farmers’ problems, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the Prime Minister should also spend some time in the country, where sugarcane farmers are struggling and mills are closed.

“I would like to request to the Prime Minister to please look after these farmers and the youth. Please help the farmers who are in distress and the youth who are not getting jobs,” said Gandhi, while addressing a meeting of sugarcane farmers here.

“I met sugarcane farmers. they are upset as sugarcane mills are closed. They told me that money is not given to them. Thus, I request Prime Minister Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to help the farmers,” said Gandhi after meeting sugarcane farmers.

“I have not come here to contest an election. I have come here to fight for the farmers. If we were in power, we would have done it (helped) immediately. But, unfortunately, I can only put pressure on the government, though we will raise the issue in Parliament,” he said.

Earlier, in a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over their ‘Acche Din’ promise, Gandhi said “the election slogan had become a joke”.

“Prime Minister Modi-led government has been in power for little over a year. Before elections he had vowed to develop the nation and had coined the ‘Acche Din Aayenge’ slogan. He might have forgotten it, but I would like to remind him of it. Today when we say ‘Acche Din Aayenge’, people laugh at it asking where are the Acche Din?” Rahul told the media here.

The Congress vice-president asserted that ‘Acche Din’ can come only when the condition of farmers, poor and Dalits improve in the country.

“He goes to London, Malaysia, America and meets big people but there are no Acche din here. Good days will truly come only when condition of the farmers, poor and Dalits improves,” he added.

He also recalled UPA-government’s MNREGA scheme, saying that it had changed the lives of people.

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  1. Aaditya Shah
    Nov 24, 2015 at 4:08 am
    arre bhai rahul! tumhari sarkar k time ganne nahi the kya? baatto aise kar rhe hai jaise ki inki sarkar k time har kisan ambani ban a tha... :| thoda bhi self respect hai na, to vidarbha mein farmer suicide nahi karte
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      abcd
      Nov 24, 2015 at 5:09 am
      Congress MSP increase on wheat and rice have pushed all farmers to cultivate only these two crops. FCI godowns are overflowing unable to take in the stock. Pulses for which MSP is low have skyrocketed the price. MNREGA increased the rural wage cost and moved agricultural workers to non agricultural labour like digging lakes. Marginal farmers are struck with high wage bills, no support price for alternative crops, no infrastructure like power for pumps. High MSP for sugarcane have lead to mills unable to take the bumper crop due to less offtake of sugar and fall in sugar price gloably. Mistakes of 65 years have to be corrected in 18 months. I think it needs atleast couple of years.He also forgot the fact that 3 lakh farmers committed sucide when UPA was in power for 10 years
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      1. Qaiser Qaiser
        Nov 24, 2015 at 7:14 am
        Modi is wearing 10 lacs rupees suit made in London and enjoying life in world tour and send his chamchas to create nuisance on the basis of hatred among society so many non issues, so no body will ask development and he will keep enjoy until next election comes
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        1. Himalaya Mahant
          Nov 25, 2015 at 1:48 am
          look pappu is talking
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            Jitendra
            Nov 24, 2015 at 3:45 am
            Pappu kabhi nahi sudharega..
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              Rabi Mishra
              Nov 24, 2015 at 4:01 am
              Modi's foreign visits as PM are not for pleasure. Pappu must grow up. How long he would take to say something sensible. I shudder to think that this guy wants to be the PM of my country.
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                Prasanna
                Nov 24, 2015 at 3:57 am
                I am a die hard supporter of Modi. But still I started to feel Rahul getting relevant now a days. I see there is prompt honesty in his speech. Unlike other politician he don't belive in just politicking the matter. He puts his energy in real facts and that's were he flops. if he want to change the system then he should go beyond the sentiment.
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                  Ram
                  Nov 24, 2015 at 4:39 am
                  You need to grow up first. See the senior leaders of BJP. They don't agree with many things done in the party. Who will be helped with foreign investments. You? How much have you saved so far because of it? Grow up/ forget politics and give a constructive feedback.
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                  1. Sam N
                    Nov 24, 2015 at 7:44 am
                    finally pappu got enough time to spend with farmers after he finished watching his all chota bheem and doraemon episodes.
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                      Nathan
                      Nov 24, 2015 at 3:55 am
                      When Rahulji is there to look after the interest of the farmers, why worry ? All the foreign trips that the PM made were important visits and the results are there for everybody to see. It will be interesting to see how many foreign trips the former PM made in 18 months compared to Modiji's visits and whether any benefits accrued to the country from those visits. Let us stop harping on the foreign visits that the PM makes. And how could Rahulji say this when he was abroad for several months during the last 18 months?
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