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Rs 17 a day an insult to farmers, Rahul Gandhi says

Rs 17 a day an insult to farmers, Rahul Gandhi says

| @indiablooms | 01 Feb 2019, 11:00 am

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IBNS) : Lambasting the Government for its Interim Budget, which includes an annual income support of Rs. 6,000 for small farmers, Congress President  Rahul Gandhi described Rs. 17 a day "an insult" to farmers.

"Dear NoMo, 5 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," he tweeted the Congress president, with the hashtag #AakhriJumlaBudget, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Dear NoMo,

5 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. #AakhriJumlaBudget

— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 1, 2019

The farmer scheme, called PM-Kisan, was widely anticipated as the government struggles to calm farmers' anger ahead of the national election, due by May.

The government announced that small and marginal farmers, who own less than two acres of land, will receive direct annual handouts of around Rs. 6,000 rupees, at a cost of Rs. 75,000 crore to the government.

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