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Rahul Gandhi`s knowledge on farming bookish: Samajwadi Party

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 23:06

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party, who is giving outside support to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre said on Tuesday that Rahul Gandhi`s knowledge on farming was bookish, as per reports.

The SP also reportedly commented that the Congress vice president had tried to be champion of farmers by comparing rates of potatoes and potato chips.

Noting that farmers are suffering due to problems in the food supply chain, Congress vice president had said yesterday that there was a need for ensuring better compensation for the farmers against their produce.

Rahul, who laid foundation stone of a mega food park in Jagdishpur in Amethi said that right from production of crops to their landing on the dinner table, the farmers, despite putting their maximum effort, get minimum benefit.

"While a farmer sells potato between Rs 6 to Rs 10 per kilogram, those who make potato chips sell it at Rs 400 per kg," Rahul had commented.

First Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 23:06
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