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Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh LIVE: Minimum income for every poor if we win 2019 elections, says Congress chief

Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh live updates: During his day-long visit, the Congress chief will address the ‘Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan’, intended to express gratitude to people and farmers for bringing the party back to power in the state after 15 years,...

By HT Correspondent | Jan 28, 2019 17:38 IST

Congress president Rahul Gandhi reached Chhattisgarh capital Raipur today for a farmers’ gathering.

During his day-long visit, his first after swearing-in of the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government, he will address the ‘Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan’, intended to express gratitude to people and farmers for bringing the party back to power in the state after 15 years, PTI news agency quoted a state Congress spokesperson as saying.

The Congress had posted a massive victory in the November assembly polls, winning 68 of the total 90 seats.

A large number of farmers from across the state, including Maoist-affected Bastar, will participate in the event where beneficiary farmers will be distributed loan waiver certificates, the spokesperson added.

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4:45 pm IST

PM Modi and BJP want to create two Indias: Rahul

PM Modi and BJP want to create two Indias — one of Rafale scam and industrialist-friends and other of poor farmers: Rahul

4:40 pm IST

Minimum income to every poor if we win polls: Rahul

You had to stand in a queue during demonetisation. We guaranteed 100-day work under MGNREGA. We introduced RTI. After winning 2019 elections, every poor person would be given minimum income. This is a historic decision. No govt in the world has done this: Rahul

4:34 pm IST

Congress introduced Green Revolution, food security: Rahul

Have returned Tata land that was lying unutilised for years. Every crop grown here would go to dining tables across the world — be it America or Japan. We brought in Green Revolution and worked on food security: Rahul

4:32 pm IST

BJP diluted land acquisition bill

Our land acquisition bill guaranteed four times price of land to farmers and if industrialists did not start work in 10 years, the land would go back to farmers. But Modi and BJP diluted the bill. If land is taken from farmers, the panchayat would have to be taken into confidence: Rahul

4:28 pm IST

Modi wanted to benefit his industrialist friend in Rafale deal: Rahul

What BJP could not do in 15 years, we did in 24 hours. There’s no lack of money. Modi only wants you to listen to his ‘Mann ki Baat’. Rafale was a huge contract. Lakhs of youth could have got jobs. But Modi wanted to benefit his industrialist friend: Rahul

4:24 pm IST

BJP said they do not have money for loan waiver: Rahul

Whenever we spoke of loan waiver, BJP said they don’t have money. In Chhattisgarh, they said they have no money, In MP, Shivraj Chouhan said he doesn’t have money. In Delhi, PM Modi said he doesn’t have money for loan waiver. They don’t have money for loan waiver but they can waive loans off India’s 15 richest industrialists: Rahul

4:20 pm IST

All our leaders fought unitedly: Rahul

You imposed your trust on us and helped us form the govt in Chhattisgarh. The responsibility is huge and we will try our best to fulfil it. All our leaders fought unitedly and this helped us win: Rahul Gandhi

3:15 pm IST

Rahul Gandhi to address farmers’ rally in Raipur

Congress president Rahul Gandhi reached Chhattisgarh capital Raipur today for a farmers’ gathering. During his day-long visit, his first after the swearing-in of the Bhupesh Baghel-led Congress government, he will participate and address the ‘Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan’.