Rahul Gandhi in Mandsaur LIVE: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today promised to waive off farm loan within 10 days if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh. Addressing a rally in Mandsaur, where six farmers were killed in police firing a year ago, Rahul asked people to vote for the Congress because party wants “transform the state”. He also said that action will be taken against those responsible for killing farmers during agitation last year in Mandsaur.
After arriving here in afternoon, Rahul first met the families of the farmers of the violence and paid floral tribute. He said that the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government in the state and the BJP government at the Centre are not concerned about the farmers’. “They are helping their rich businessmen friends is their only priority,” he told the gathering.
The BJP has been in power for the last 15 years and the Congress party is looking to cash in on the farmers’ anger to mark its return to power in Madhya Pradesh. On June 6 last year, Mandsaur, which was the epicenter of the farmers’ protest, was hit by violence. At least six farmers were killed in police firing and dozens were injured. The Congress president’s visit also comes amidst the ongoing farmers’ nationwide protest against the BJP-led NDA government anti-farmer policies.