IN PHOTOS: Farmers' loans will be waived after Cong comes to power, says Rahul Gandhi in Maharashtra rally

Addressing an election rally in Bhandara district of Maharashtra ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said loans of farmers will be waived if his party comes to power at the Centre. Pics/Congress

Updated On: 2024-04-14 12:53 AM IST

Compiled by : Devashri Bhujbal

Rahul Gandhi held a rally in the Vidharbha region of the state on Saturday

He said the main issues plaguing the people of the country were unemployment and inflation

Gandhi said farmers asked him during his Bharat Jodo and Bharat Jodo Nyay yatras about why they were not getting the benefit of loan waivers like billionaire industrialists or MSP (minimum support price) for farm produce

Gandhi also said that his party would conduct a caste census after attaining power since it is important for the future of the country

"No one knows the percentage of backward groups in the country. Dalits, tribals and OBCs do not have representation in government jobs, bureaucracy, media, top 200 companies as per their proportion in the population," he said

Attacking Modi, he said the prime minister, who calls himself an OBC, must tell the country what he has done for the segment in his 10-year rule

The Union government is working for a few industrialists, while common people are getting nothing, Rahul Gandhi claimed

"Just 22 persons have wealth equivalent to that held by 50 per cent of the country's population. But Modi only keeps talking about religion and tries to create enmity among castes and communities," Gandhi alleged

"The Congress after coming to power will carry out recruitment for 30 lakh government posts and also introduce one-year apprenticeship for youth in private and public sector units as well as government offices," Gandhi said at the rally

The election rally at Sakoli is part of the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat, from where the Congress has fielded Dr Prashant Padole. The Vidharbha region will go for polling on April 19

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