Even as India’s richest person Mukesh Ambani and other industrialists endorse the candidature of Congress leader Milind Deora, party president Rahul Gandhi does not stop his lies that Narendra Modi has waived debt worth several lakh crores belonging to rich industrialists in India.
On several occasions, Rahul Gandhi has said that loans of 3.5 lakh owed by 15 richest industrialists have been waived by the Modi government. But like all numbers he uses to attack the Modi government, this amount is also flexible, which keeps changing with every speech he delivers.
In November 2016, Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Modi government had then waived off loans worth Rs 1.1 lakh crores of big industrialists. During campaigning for Gujarat assembly polls in 2017, Rahul Gandhi inexplicably increased this figure by 20,000 Crores to Rs 1.3 lakh crores and repeated the same trite. In Karnataka, he went a step ahead and conjured up another grand figure- Rs 2.5 Lakh crores that was waived off.
After that, there has been no restriction on the amount that has been waived off for industrialists according to Rahul Gandhi, although the number of beneficiaries of this ‘waiver’ remains mostly the same, 15 richest industrialists in the country.
Now, a video has been made compiling the various amounts of waiver as claimed by Rahul Gandhi, and it has already gone viral on social media. In the video, it can e seen that the Modi government has waived loans of 5.50 lakh crore / 3.50 lakh crore / 3.00 lakh crore / 2.50 lakh crore / 1.50 lakh crore / 1.40 lakh crore / 1.30 lakh crore / 1.10 lakh crore owed by richest industrialists.
— Chowkidar Hoon BC (@delhichatter) April 20, 2019
The video is compiled from various speeches of Rahul Gandhi at various times, and it is a hilarious compilation.
Fictional waiver amount for industrialists is not the only number that keeps changing in Rahul Gandhi’s speeches. The Congress president has promised Rs 72,000 per year, Rs 72,000 per month and Rs 72,000 crores per year under the NYAY scheme announced by the Congress party. Rahul Gandhi has also changed the price of Rafale jet negotiated by UPA government several times, and also changed the amount Modi gave Anil Ambani in the Rafale deal multiple times, also recently he seemed to have settled on Rs 30,000 crore, which is more than the total value of offsets under the deal.