Budget insults farmers with Rs 17 a day, says Rahul Gandhi
Congress president Rahul Gandhi mocked the Modi government’s announcement of income support to farmers as a “Rs 17 a day” insult to them. The opposition party said what will bring true relief to the poor is the minimum income guarantee promised by it.
“Dear NoMo, five years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for,” Rahul tweeted, with the hashtag ‘Aakhri Jumla Budget’.
The Budget announced Rs 6,000 annual support for farmers, which comes to Rs 16.43 per day. Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram called it a “half cup of tea per day” and described the Budget as “not a vote on account but an account for votes.” He said people would not be swayed by empty announcements of a “desperate government” with just 90 days left in office.
Rahul had last week announced that Congress, if voted to power, would institute a ‘right to minimum income’, which would be a monthly financial support to all poor. Congress said that will bring real relief to non-farming and urban sections of the poor as well.
Chidambaram said the two words missing from the Budget were “jobs and education”, accusing the Modi regime of failing the country’s youth and children. “That is because if they say anything about jobs, the young will dismiss it as ‘pakodanomics’,” he said, in an allusion to PM Narendra Modi’s earlier remark that selling ‘pakodas’ was also a job.
Shyam - 3 hours ago -Follow
There are so many schemes not only this one. Pappu you have just to bark and nothing else.Good for nothing.
Gautam - 3 hours ago -Follow
fake gandhis are TRYING TO RUIN INDIA.
Isro - New Zealand - 3 hours ago -Follow
I DON'T THINK I HAS UNDERSTOOD ANYTHING ABOUT BUDGET, HE IS NOT THAT WISE..
HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW ABC OF BUDGET BUT HE WANTS TO CRY FOIL...
PLEASE LEAVE THE POLITICS FOR A SAKE OF COUNTRY.
Ajit Jain - 3 hours ago -Follow
Rahul first you need to remember of yours mothers headed yojna ayog data what they says for 17 rupees earning of per day wages are rich
Grs - 1 hour ago -Follow
didn't you know that your former finance minister chacha chidu said RS.37/- per day is enough to live while he and his family massed 3700 cr by looting ? and you famously said poverty is a state of mind ?my dear indians please don't make the mistake of bringing this dangerous idiot to power
Shyam - 3 hours ago -Follow
Pappu and his mom are not able to sleep now. Modi became their nightmare.
Gyaneshwar Pathak - 1 hour ago -Follow
By your standards it is 100 Rs a day. Because for every Rs meant for poor your family used to loot 85 or 90 Paise . You and your father acknowledged this fact publicly.
Human - 2 hours ago -Follow
Rahul Ghandhi cries for HAL. But congress is buying Helicopter''s from Italy. What kind of people can vote for these morons ?
Shardool Mishra - 3 hours ago -Follow
If Rs 17 is an insult to farmers then what about Rs. 0 that your govt offered in last 50 years?
Dean - traveller - 3 hours ago -Follow
we farners never had any sweet insults with ₹17 a day during congress rule mr pappu. rather I had to sell off my land to repay bank loans which I took to dig bore well. many of my fellow farmers committed suicide during congress rule in many states.
at least we have a BJP govt. in center who is willing to listen and address our distress but congress party were always busy in looting and fooling public with scams in their 70 years tenure.
Sankaramani - Chennai - 2 hours ago
Let Raghul explain what they have done so far to alleviate the problems of farmers in the last 60 years? Now a begng has been made.
Jd - 1 hour ago -Follow
Even this calculation of Rs 16.43 is not of his own. Someone may have tutored him. Looking to his face during budget speech it seemed that eveything uttered by finance minister Piyush Goyal went over his head.
Bajrang - 1 hour ago -Follow
Having sensed the oncoming disaster Pappu is trying his best to put up a brave face.
Manish Jain - 1 hour ago -Follow
A senior Congi leader, Raj Babbar not so long ago had said that a hearty meal in Mumbai costs Rs. 12. Another Congress leader, Rasheed Masood, had said Rs 5 in Delhi is sufficient for the same. And now Congi find Rs. 17 is good for half cup of tea.
They were shameless then. They remain so now.
国大党高级领导人Raj Babbar 不久前曾说，在孟买饱餐一顿只要花12卢比。另一位国大党领导人Rasheed Masood曾表示，在德里的话，5卢比就足够了。现在他们又说17卢比只够喝半杯茶。他们从前很无耻，现在依然如此。
vnksk - Location - 1 hour ago -Follow
Corrupt Cong spread problems for 56 yrs and they want Modi to solve all problems. Very Good then why should people vote you to create more problems?
Rakesh - 37 mins ago -Follow
It's 67 paise per hour. Just mockery of the farmers as per Rahul and Congress. It was 0 paise per annum/day/hour under Congress rule. The Brainless people speak negative always.
The courageous can only appreciate strengths of opponents.
Anurag - Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind - 43 mins ago -Follow
people and Party who looted this country for 70 years are now to talking about farmers insult, shame on you
Jd - 1 hour ago -Follow
If Congress allocates Rs 16.43 a day to farmers than make sure that only .43 paisa will reach farmer, rest Rs 16 will be pocketed by Congress looters. This truth was revealed by Pappu''s father
Gyaneshwar Pathak - 2 hours ago -Follow
Your family insulted farmers by not given even 17 Rs a YEAR ,while they looted crores of Rs a day
Subramanyam - 1 hour ago -Follow
Budget does not insult the farmers but Mr Rahul insults them
Revanna - 3 hours ago -Follow
We have negative bunch of Rogues and you look at their face - Raga, Chiddu, Mamatha - Either selfish or power hungry or corroupt.