After MP & Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan waives farm loans upto Rs 2 lakh
Jaipur: After Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that short-term crop loans from cooperative banks and loans of up to 2 lakh rupees from nationalised and other banks will be waived.
Talking to media persons in Jaipur last evening, Gehlot said entire short-term crop loans from cooperative banks will be waived. Along with this, loans of the defaulting farmers up to two lakh rupees from nationalised and other banks will also be waived.
The state government will bear a burden of Rs. 18,000 crore for the waiver, the Chief Minister added.
पिछली सरकार ने वादाखिलाफी की, एक तरफ कहा 50 हजार तक के कर्ज माफ़ करेंगे और सिर्फ 2 हजार करोड़ रुपया चुकाया,जबकि 8 का भार आने वाला था, 6 हजार करोड़ उन्होंने छोड़ दिया।
हमारी सरकार वादे के मुताबिक किसानों का ऋण माफ करेगी, करीब 18 हजार करोड़ का भार पड़ेगा, तमाम भार सरकार वहन करेगी। pic.twitter.com/Oq54yNQhxb
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) December 19, 2018
In the run-up to the assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi had promised to waive the farm loans in these three states within 10 days of coming to power.
Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh have waived farm loans.
We asked for 10 days.
We did it in 2.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 19, 2018
Earlier on yesterday, Gandhi claimed that his party has managed to wake up the Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministers of Assam and Gujarat “from their deep slumber” and will do the same to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.