PM Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of misleading farmers on loan waiver promises, calling them lollipops.
PM Modi was on one day’s visit to the Purvanchal region, his second trip to Uttar Pradesh this month, PM Modi claimed the JD(S)-Congress coalition government which came to power in Karnataka recently had waived only 800 farm loans.
“Be wary of the Congress and its lies,” he said at a public meeting after laying the foundation stone for a medical college and releasing a postal stamp on legendary king Suheldev.
“Will you trust the lollipop company?” he said.
PM Modi’s remarks on farm loans – made at other recent meetings as well – follow the waivers announced by the Congress governments in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh after the recent assembly polls.
He has been saying that the Congress had promised much more than its governments have delivered on loan waivers, a charge denied in the past by that party.
The prime minister described himself again as a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the people, a term ridiculed by Congress president Rahul Gandhi.