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News Of The Day – Says Cong. has kept its promise to farmers in two States
- December 19, 2018
- Posted by: Shivam
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Says Cong. has kept its promise to farmers in two States; BJP hits back
News Of The Day 19 Dec 2018– Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that a united Opposition will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to rest until it announces a loan waiver for farmers like the newly elected Congress governments did in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Mr. Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government was only promoting 15 crony capitalists like Anil Ambani and accused the government of running away from debating the Rafale deal, even as he reiterated the party’s demand for a joint parliamentary committee (JPC) probe.
“Modi ji has been Prime Minister for four and half years but has not waived a single rupee of farmers’ loans. I want to tell you that the Congress party and other Opposition parties will unite till all farm loans are waived…We will not retract a single inch. We will not let him [Mr. Modi] sleep at night, till farmers’ loans are waived,” he told reporters outside Parliament House.
Mr. Gandhi pointed out how the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh waived farm loans within six hours of assuming office and assured farmers of full support to their demand. “The Congress and other Opposition parties are behind you. You don’t worry. Your work is being done,” he said.
In a sharp attack on the Prime Minister, the Congress chief called the note ban as the ‘biggest scam in the world,” accused the government of distributing money to the friends of Mr. Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah and helping a ‘debt-ridden’ Anil Ambani through the Rafale deal.
Asked about the Centre’s correction affidavit in the Supreme Court on Rafale, he responded, “A number of typo errors will come out now. On JPC issue, on Rafale issue, on farmers, on demonetisation, you will start seeing type errors.”
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Mr. Gandhi and said, “Nothing better can be expected from the president of a party that ensured that the people of the country don’t sleep due to their corruption and malpractices…This is a new low in the public discourse of the country.”
Trump accuses technology giants of having a ‘liberal bias’
U.S. President Donald Trump took a swipe on Tuesday at America’s tech giants, accusing them of having a liberal bias, and claiming that Twitter was making it more difficult for people to follow his account.
“Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased toward the Dems it is ridiculous!” Mr. Trump tweeted. “Twitter, in fact, has made it much more difficult for people to join @realDonaldTrump. They have removed many names & greatly slowed the level and speed of increase. They have acknowledged-done NOTHING!”
Mr. Trump is a regular critic of social media and his criticism echoed another attack on Twitter as recently as October, when he again accused the platform of stifling the growth of his account.
The Internet firms have consistently denied charges of political bias and many analysts have pointed to large social media followings of conservatives, including Mr. Trump.
Twitter said in a statement it has been working to weed out accounts that hide a user’s true identity or seek to manipulate the platform.
“Our focus is on the health of the service, and that includes work to remove fake accounts to prevent malicious behaviour,” Twitter said in an emailed statement. “Many prominent accounts have seen follower counts drop, but the result is higher confidence that the followers they have are real, engaged people.”
The criticism came a day after a report for the Senate revealed Russian agents had used social media in an attempt to sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favour.
An analysis for the Senate Intelligence Committee described an organised campaign by the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) to hurt Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. Troll accounts marshalled by the organisation had inflamed right-wing conspiracy theories and suppressed the vote of traditionally liberal-leaning groups such as African Americans, the report said. The IRA-created “Blacktivist” account sent out messages such as: “No lives matter to Hillary Clinton. Only votes matter to Hillary Clinton.”
Separately, a portion of the 3,841 IRA accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube studied by the researchers sought to provoke Republican-leaning White Americans to get out and vote. The study showed the IRA campaign began in 2015, aiming to mobilise conservative voters, with no specific backing for Mr. Trump at the time.