Opposition lying to farmers over FDI, says Rahul Gandhi

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 04, 2012 08:53 hrs

New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Sunday attacked opposition parties for "lying" to farmers about foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, saying the UPA government's policy will benefit farmers immensely.

At a massive rally of the Congress party at the Ramlila Ground in the national capital, Rahul Gandhi said the FDI policy of the government would bring in cold storage facilities and food processing centres to farmers, ensuring more profits to them.

"The opposition parties have been lying about the FDI policy to farmers, particularly in Himachal Pradesh (where voting is already underway for the assembly polls)," he said without naming the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"FDI will bring cold storage facilities and food processing centres closer to the farmers. They will immensely benefit from these," he said.

Rahul Gandhi also touched upon the anti-corruption movement in the country, noting that it was the UPA government of the last eight years that brought in the Right to Information Act in 2005 through which people could get any information from the government.

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