Karnataka polls: Congress president Rahul Gandhi presents PM Modi’s report card, awards ‘F’ grade


In the style of a report card, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday highlighted the dismal performance of the Modi government in allocating funds for the Karnataka farmers. The Congress president explained how the BJP-led Centre did not contribute anything towards the farmers of Karnataka, and it was only the Congress-led Karnataka government which used state funds to help its farmers.

Rahul Gandhi stressed on the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi made zero contribution towards Karnataka’s agriculture and its farmers.

He mentioned in his tweet that the Centre’s contribution to Congress state government’s farm loan waiver worth Rs. 8,500 crore was nothing but zero. Also, the Prime Minister’s crop insurance scheme only led to farmers suffering and private insurance companies making huge profits. He also pointed out that the Central Government does not provide any Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers. He then gave the BJP government grade ‘F’, seeing its inefficiency in dealing with the farmers’ woes.

“Mr Modi’s Report Card. State: Karnataka, Sub: Agriculture. 1. Contribution to Cong State Govts 8,500 Cr Farm Loan waiver = 0 Rs. 2. PM’s crop insurance scheme: Farmers suffer; pvt insurance companies make huge profits. 3. No MSP+50%, for Karnataka farmers. Grade = F,” the Congress president tweeted.

The Congress President’s attack came a day after Prime Minister Modi addressed the farmers in the state and targeted the Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government of not caring about farmers.

Karnataka will go to polls on May 12, the results of which will be announced on May 15.

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