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Freebie culture: Congress slams PM Narendra Modi's remarks, sparks 'revdi vs gajak' debate

DNA Friday, 12 August 2022
Congress leaders slammed the remarks made by PM Modi on ending the freebies culture in India, raising questions on bank loans and taxes.
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