Rahul Gandhi Blames Narendra Modi for Looting Indian Farmers in the Name of Crop Insurance
File image of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi | (Photo credits: IANS)

New Delhi, November 5: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of "looting farmers" in the name of its much touted crop insurance scheme, the "Pradhanmantri Bima Fasal Yojana". Taking cognisance of an IANS story in which journalist and farm activist P. Sainath asserted that the crop insurance scheme was a "bigger scam than even the Rafale scam", Gandhi on Twitter accused Modi of promoting crony capitalism.

"After looting the Air Force in Rafale, now the farmers are being looted in the name of crop insurance. The motive is one: fill thousands of crores of rupees in the accounts of suit-boot friends," he said in Hindi. The Congress President has been attacking Modi and his government for corruption in the Rafale jets deal. Rahul Gandhi Questions PM Narendra Modi Over Change in CBI LOC Against Vijay Mallya.

"The government's policies are anti-farmer. The Pradhanmantri Bima Fasal Yojana is a bigger racket than even the Rafale scam," Sainath said on Friday in Ahmedabad.