Modi waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh cr of select industrialists: Rahul Gandhi

"Modiji has given the keys to the treasury to 15 select people but the Congress wants the keys to be given to farmers, youth, poor, women and tribals," Rahul Gandhi claimed.

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Raipur: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Chhattisgarh, on the last day of campaigning before the first phase of Assembly elections takes place on Monday.

Targeting PM Modi, Gandhi said claimed that the PM had waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crores of 15 select industrialists since 2014.

“In the last four-five years, Modiji gave Rs. 3.5 lakh crore to the 15 richest people. While an amount of Rs. 35,000 crore is needed yearly to run the MGNREGA scheme in the country, he waived loans worth 10 times that amount of 15 select industrialists,” he alleged.

“Modiji has given the keys to the treasury to 15 select people but the Congress wants the keys to be given to farmers, youth, poor, women and tribals,” Rahul Gandhi claimed.

Lashing out at Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh, the Congress President raised the issue of his son’s name appearing in the Panama Papers scandal, asking why no action had been taken against him. Gandhi said, “If the CM doesn’t want to answer that then he should explain to the people of Chhattisgarh why is no action taken against his son, whose name appeared in Panama papers? In Pakistan the PM is jailed because his name appeared in Panama papers.”

The 90-member Chhattisgarh Assembly will go to the polls in two phases — on November 12 and 20.

The Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls will be held on November 28. The results will be announced on December 11.

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