PM Modi has questioned farmers' honesty through demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 14 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday once again targeted the Centre over demonetisation, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to scrap Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes has questioned the honesty of the 'honest' Indian farmers. "A farmer needs money for seeds and fertilizers. India's farmer is the most honest. He does not have any black money. He only puts in his sweat and blood in his work. Narendra Modi ji's demonetisation has inflicted a major injury on farmers. A farmer's honesty has been questioned," he said. "You all know that NDA Government is attacking the farmers. Under the move of demonetisation, co-operative banks have not been allowed to exchange money," he added. Launching another attack on the Centre, the Congress vice-president said that the recent ban on import duty on wheat has increased the pain of farmers even more. "The government has further doubled the pain of farmers by removing import duty on wheat. So we want the government to listen to them," he said. Gandhi also put forward the three demands raised by farmers. "We want Narendra Modi ji to listen to farmers' problems - waive off their loans, make electricity prices half and make them get appropriate cost for their produce," said the Congress vice-president. Using his self-coined phrase for the Modi government, 'Suit-Boot Sarkaar', Gandhi asked the Centre to address farmers' woes. "Farmers of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and of entire India have told us that they want Narendra Modi ji's 'suit-boot sarkaar' to think about them once and waive off their loans," he said. (ANI)