Speaking to reporters, Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh said that chief minister Kamal Nath and his government failed in fulfilling its promise of introducing farm loan waiver on time
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh has admitted that chief minister Kamal Nath-led government in the state failed in fulfilling its promise of introducing farm loan waiver on time as was announced by then Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
"Rahul Gandhi had promised farm loan waiver within ten days, and the chief minister (Kamal Nath) gave the order regarding this immediately after taking the oath," said Singh at a press conference in Bhopal.
Last year in Mandsaur, Gandhi had announced that if Congress comes to power, it will waive loans of farmers within ten days of taking charge.
Also, Congress in its manifesto had promised to write-off farm loans of up to Rs 2 lakh.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had slammed the Congress-led state government for not waiving off farmer loans, even though Gandhi had claimed it would be done within ten days of coming to power.
"On the one hand the Congress government here is claiming that they have waived off the loans of all the farmers. However, farmers are still receiving notices for not paying their debts. I appeal to the state government and chief minister Kamal Nath that they should satisfy the farmers rather than showing documents to me that money has been paid to the banks," Chouhan told media.
Chouhan's statement came after a Congress delegation led by former Union minister and Congress leader Suresh Pachauri reached his residence with documents containing details of farmers whose loans had been waived off by the state government.
Last Updated 31, Dec 2019, 9:16 AM IST