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Rahul attacks Modi over false promises to farmers

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of deceiving people, mainly farmers, with false promises, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday asserted his party always keeps its words after winning elections. We do whatever we say. We have always translated our words into action. Congress does not make false promises to people like Modi does, he told a Congress rally in this west Odisha town in the run up to the Lok Sabha and state assembly elections next month. Gandhi said his party s track record in fulfilling election promises can be seen in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where it came to power recently. While farm loans were waived soon after the party formed its governments in these states, the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy was hiked to Rs 2,500 per quintal in Chhattisgarh. We wanted to give a message to farmers in these states that they are not alone and that the Congress is with them. The same message is also being sent out to the farmers of ...

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