- Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi gave loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore to richest
- He said Congress instead wants to focus on farmers, women and tribals
- Assembly elections are to be held in Chhattisgarh next week in 2 phases
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had waived loans worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore of 15 select industrialists during his tenure.
Addressing a rally in Chhattisgarh's Charama ahead of the state Assembly polls, Rahul Gandhi said he wanted Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to become agriculture centres in five years and provide food, fruits and vegetables to the rest of the country.
"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.
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.