Loan waiver in 10 days if voted to power: Rahul to MP farmers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jun 2018 08:49:58


Staff Reporter,


ALL India Congress Committee (AICC) President Rahul Gandhi said that if the Congress comes to power in Madhya Pradesh, then farmers’ loan would be waived off in ten days and he takes guarantee in this regard. Moreover, Congress will ensure action in ten days against those cops who opened fire on protesting farmers in Mandsaur last year.

Rahul Gandhi was addressing a farmers’ rally at Pipaliyamandi of Mandsaur district on Wednesday. This rally was held to mark the first anniversary of Mandsaur firing incident in which at least six farmers were killed in police firing last year. Talking about waiver of farmers’ loan, Rahul told that when the UPA was in power, it had waived off farmers’ loans upto Rs 72,000 crore. When Congress came in power along with JDS in Karnataka this year, then also farmers’ loan was waived off in ten days. Besides, Congress government in Punjab also followed the same.

Taking on the Shivraj government, he alleged that at least 1,200 farmers have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh. He said that Union Government writes off loans of several lakh crores of rich people but does not bother to waive off farmers’ loan.

He said that Modi government’s claim to provide jobs to two crore youths every year is just cheating and so is the promise of providing Rs 15 lakh to every person. Taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that now one can see ‘Made in China’ everywhere. When the PM was sitting on a swing along with Chinese President, the Chinese Army intruded into Doklam but still Modi remained silent.

Addressing youths, he said that he has a dream that when he visits Mandsaur after five or seven years then he should find ‘Made in Mandsaur’ label on cell phones. “This work could not be done by PM Modi or CM Chouhan. But Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia have such abilities,” he claimed.

Asserting that he did not want to make hollow promises, Rahul said that whatever he promises would be realised. Moreover, he told that when Congress comes to power then farmers will receive cash payment in mandis which is currently in the form of a cheque. Likewise, on coming to power in State, Congress would ensure food chain in Madhya Pradesh so that farmers should be able to sell off their produce directly to the factories. On same lines, chain of food processing industries would be established in every district that also near farmers’ field.

He also asked Congress leaders to hit the roads and go to villages to strengthen the party. On this occasion, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath, Rajya Sabha MP Digvijay Singh, MP Jyotiraditya Scindia, MP Kantilal Bhuria, State incharge Deepak Babaria, former State president Arun Yadav, senior leader Suresh Pachauri and others were present.

Jaitley hits out at Rahul: ATTACKING Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his speech in Madhya Pradesh today, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley wondered ‘how much does he know? when will he know?’.

“Every time I listen to the view of Shri Rahul Gandhi, both inside and outside Parliament, I ask myself the same question – How much does he know? When will he know?”, Jaitley said in a Facebook post in response to Gandhi’s speech in Mandsaur earlier in the day. “Listening to his speech delivered in Madhya Pradesh today reaffirms my curiosity about the answer. Is he being inadequately briefed or is he being a little too liberal with his facts,” he wrote.

On Gandhi’s accusation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has waived the loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crores of the 15 top industrialists, Jaitley said this is factually and completely false.

The Government, he said has not waived a single rupee due from any industrialist. The facts are to the contrary. “Those who owed money to the banks and other creditors have been declared insolvent and removed from their companies by IBC enacted by Prime Minister Modi’s Government. These loans were given largely during the UPA Government,” said Jaitley.