Amarinder meets Modi, seeks farm loan waiver
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 23 Mar 2017 09:09:34|
PUNJAB’S newly-elected Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and made a strong pitch for a loan waiver for farmers of the State. Amarinder met the Prime Minister in his Parliament complex office, first time after becoming the Chief Minister.
“I mentioned the debt waiver issue to the PM. It was an extension of the demand we made earlier when we had gone to meet the PM as part of a Congress delegation led by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
“I said the debt loan waiver should be extended to Punjab farmers along the lines of Uttar Pradesh,” Singh told media persons after meeting the Prime Minister here.
The newly-elected Punjab Chief Minister is in New Delhi and earlier met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to seek financial support for crop procurement.
“Met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at his residence and asked him for immediate release of CCL for smooth wheat procurement in Punjab,” he said after the meeting.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal also accompanied Amarinder during this visit.
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