Tamil Nadu government announced a waiver on gold loans of up to six sovereigns given by cooperative banks to farmers and the poor.
Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha accused the government of helping the corporates, at the cost of the farmers. Opposition MPs claim that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill helps defaulting corporates get away.
Citing a list of top wilful bank loan defaulters given by the RBI in response to a RTI query, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on Tuesday taken on the government, saying he was not given the answer when he had asked the same question in Parliament.
Absconding dimantaire Choksi's company Gitanjali Gems tops the list of these defaulters with a whopping amount of Rs 5,492 crore, according to the list.
Describing the manifesto as 'Sankalp Patra', the party in its manifesto promised 33 per cent reservation to women in government jobs and private institutions in the state and free rides in Haryana roadways buses.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's criticism came over a media report that a farmer's son committed suicide in Saharanpur over alleged harassment by the electricity department and the police.
And now the farmers are clueless about where the money went. Neither the bank officials nor the concerned authorities are willing to give them any clarification, saying they have just followed the order.
Senior Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath believes that the ‘way Modi is talking, reflects that he is highly enraged and has started feeling that his time is up now.’
Addressing a two-day meet of the All India Congress Seva Dal, Rahul Gandhi said every section of society, be it farmers, youths or small-scale traders, suffered under the Modi government and they should get justice.
"The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have waived farmers' loans as promised," he said, adding, "If a Congress-led government comes to power in Delhi, farm loans will be waived across the country."
"Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a phenomenal scheme for farmers. People sitting in air conditioned rooms in Delhi do not know what Rs 6,000 mean for a poor farmer living in distant and difficult areas of the country," Modi said in Leh.
Rahul Gandi gave example of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, where the party formed its governments recently and fulfilled the commitment of loan waiver well before the 10-day time-period promised.
Thackeray asked the government to 'solve the problems of farmers before considering any alliance talks'.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy hit out at Modi for terming the state government's loan waiver scheme for farmers "one of the most cruel jokes", accusing him of misleading the country for "political gains".
The Congress had promised in its election manifesto to waive off farm loans within 10 days of coming to power.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has been pressing the government on the issue, saying he will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until a loan waiver is given to all farmers.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath announced farm loan waiver.
The Congress promised in its election manifesto to waive farm loans within 10 days of formation of its government in the state
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