At a rally in Mandsaur on Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced that the farmers’ loan would be waived off within 10 days if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh later this year.
He said,”Here Kamal Nath (MP Congress President) and Jyotiraditya Scindia (the state poll campaign committee chairman) are sitting. I want to assure you that within 10 days of coming to power in Madhya Pradesh, the government will waive (farmers’) loan”.
He was in Mandsaur to pay tributes to six farmers who died in police action last year, alleged whether it is PM Modi’s government, or CM Shivraj’s government or any other BJP government, they have no place for farmers in their hearts.
Gandhi also promised that a government oh his party in the state would take action against those responsible for the police firing on farmers on this day last year. “The Centre can easily waive off Rs 2.5 lakh owned by a corporate but can’t write off a single rupee of crores of farmers.”
He reminded that the government had waived off farmers’ loans up to Rs 70,000 crore. Slamming the governments at Centre and state, he claimed that if any government can’t safeguard farmers then that government is of no use.
Gandhi said,”People like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi are allowed to flee without paying loans while farmers are left to die under debts”.