Now Agriculture Ministry also admits Demonetisation badly affected farmers: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi Telangana

New Delhi, Nov 21: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Union Agriculture Ministry’s report admitting millions of farmers were badly affected due to demonetisation. 

Reacting to a news report, Gandhi attacked PM Modi for “making fun of farmers misfortune”.

“Note-ban destroyed the lives of crores of farmers. Now they don’t have money to buy seeds and fertilizers,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi tagging a news report that said the Union Agriculture Ministry in a report to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, noted that “millions of farmers were unable to buy seeds and fertilizers for their crops because of demonetization”, Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.

“But even today Modi makes fun of farmers’ misfortune. Now his own Agriculture Ministry is saying that note-ban broke the farmers’ back,” said Gandhi pointing to Modi’s poll campaign.

During his campaign in both the states, Gandhi had flayed Modi for demonetization and maintained that it was the “country’s biggest scam”.

The Union Agriculture Ministry in its report submitted to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has admitted that millions of farmers across the country were unable to purchase seeds and fertilisers for their Rabi crops because of note ban.


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