Saharanpur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi thinks that potatoes grow on trees as mango does and there are sugar trees, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Sunday.
"I was listening to one of the sentences of 'Kul-Deepak' of 'Naamdars.' He said that sugarcane trees have not been planted. He also said that if his government is formed, it will grow one and a half feet of potato. He thinks that potato grows on trees as mango does," said Yogi, while addressing a public meeting.
"Once in Amethi, the farmers requested him for sugarcane mill in the area saying that there are none in the area. He said that there is no need for sugarcane mills. If the need arises he will plant sugar trees from which sugar cane be taken out directly," said Yogi.
"When we came to power, farmers were in distress. They were in debt. After coming to power we waived off the loans of 75,000 farmers alone in Saharanpur. We have given them the required minimum support price (MSP) for their crops," said Yogi.
"Congress, SP, and BSP have done nothing for the state in the last 55-60 years while the work done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in last 55 months is unmatchable," said Yogi.
He said the previous government gave patronage to anti-social elements and goons who used to collect "Gunda-Tax" but the BJP government has either killed the goons in the encounter or have put them behind bars.
The dates of polling in Uttar Pradesh are April 11, 18, 23, 29 and May 6, 12 and 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. There are 80 Lok Sabha seats at stake in Uttar Pradesh....