Rahul: Govt cel­e­brat­ing even as farm­ers dy­ing

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NEW DELHI: The Naren­dra Modi govern­ment is busy cel­e­brat­ing its two-year an­niver­sary at a time drought-hit farm­ers are com­mit­ting sui­cide, Congress vice-pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi said on Satur­day as his party re­leased a book­let to punc­ture the NDA’s de­vel­op­ment claims.

At a rally in the Cap­i­tal, Gandhi ac­cused the govern­ment of prac­tic­ing the pol­i­tics of “lie and false prom­ises”, high­light­ing the drought cri­sis in Ma­ha­rash­tra where five farm­ers have killed them­selves this week, tak­ing the toll to 150 since Jan­uary. “Farm­ers are dy­ing due to drought and a cel­e­bra­tion is be­ing held at In­dia Gate where peo­ple from Bol­ly­wood have come, songs and dance have been ar­ranged,” Gandhi said. >> CON­TIN­UED ON P9 >> RE­LATED RE­PORT, P5

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