LIE: We have not played vote bank politics. They (Congress) have made farmers debtors, they kept youth as beggars, they kept mothers and sisters insecure. For Congress, farmers are vote bank but for us they are ANN DATA

Modi Lies / Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Farmers- From 2009-10 to 2012-13, the average annual growth rate in agriculture and allied activities was around 3.9% while the average annual growth rate during the first four years of the NDA regime was 2.52%. The aggregate average growth of the MSP (all crops) during the UPA II rule was 11.28%, while that under the NDA government has been 4.91%.

Youth- CMIE report says that 1.1 crore jobs were lost in 2018. Instead of providing 2 crore jobs, the govt is not even able to sustain the current ones.

Women- Cases under “crime against women” category reported an increase of 2.9% in 2016. Rape cases have reported an increase of 12.4% from 2015 to 2016. According to a survey by Thomson Reuters Foundation, India was rated as the world’s most dangerous country for women due to high risk of sexual violence

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