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Ashok Gehlot Demands Waiver Of Farmers’ Outstanding Loans In Letter To PM



UPA had waived off farmers loans value Rs 72,000 crore from nationalised banks, Ashok Gehlot stated (File)


Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday demanding a waiver of the excellent loans taken by farmers from nationalised and Bhoomi Vikas banks.

According to a Right To Information (RTI) reply, the Modi authorities, in its first tenure, had waived loans amounting to Rs 7.95 lakh crore of industrialists, however had achieved nothing for the farmers, Ashok Gehlot stated in an announcement.

After Congress got here to energy in Rajasthan in 2018, loans of 20.56 lakh individuals value Rs 8,000 crore had been waived off within the state, he added.

“I had to write a letter again to the prime minister to remind him about waiving off loans of farmers as the PM, during a rally in Madhya Pradesh on December 18, said the farmers of Rajasthan were waiting for a loan waiver. It is not a reality. No farmer, who had taken a loan from a cooperative bank, is waiting for a waiver,” Mr Gehlot stated.

He stated solely these farmers, who had taken loans from nationalised and business banks which might be below the Centre’s purview, are ready for a waiver.

The chief minister stated the earlier Congress-led UPA authorities on the Centre had waived off farmers loans value Rs 72,000 crore taken from nationalised banks.


He alleged that BJP leaders are scary farmers by deceptive them whereas farmers are protesting in opposition to legal guidelines handed by the Centre for the final one month.

Mr Gehlot stated such a state of affairs wouldn’t have arisen if the Centre had established a dialogue with the protesting farmers’ organisations.

The BJP-led NDA authorities on the Centre had promised to double the revenue of farmers, nevertheless it appears to be a distant actuality, he added.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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