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Loan waiver ploy of 'anti-farmer' BJP: Congress

21 May 2017

Operationalised within days after the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP)-led government was formed in the state, the squad was responsible for crackdown on eve-teasing activities and harassment of women in the state.

"This NDA government at the Centre has been a curse for the farmers in the country as a result problems of agriculture sector has manifold", he alleged.

Speaking to media persons at the state Congress headquarters, AICC media in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala said while the BJP had promised to free the people of UP from "fear and hunger", its government appears to be working spread the same in the state.

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This goes on to prove the shortcomings in the policy, programmes and intentions of the previous governments as this has happened on the land which has been blessed by nature in every manner, he said.

Surhewala alleged that the NDA regime waived off loans worth over Rs 1.54 lakh crores to industrialists friends but were not giving any respite to farmers who have been demanding loan waivers. "Those who ruled the state for years are today questioning a two-month-old government".

In yet another major rejig of the state's bureaucracy, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred 74 IAS officials, while Sashi Prakash Goel has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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Elaborating on the works done in the two months of his government, he listed farmers' loan waiver, wheat procurement, payment of sugarcane prices, package for potato growers and ending of the VIP culture through the ban on beacon.

The Congress party also asserted that the BJP had failed to come up to the expectations of Uttar Pradesh and hence, should not make tall claims about its success.

Yogi Adityanath's visit to Bihar is bound to boost the Hindu Yuva Vahini, a right-wing group founded by him, which has made a decision to strengthen its presence in Bihar by enrolling thousands of youths. "We have demanded the UP government to release a white paper on the loan waiver granted to farmer", Surjewala said.

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"The state government claimed to have waived Rs 30,000 crore of crop loans outstanding on March 31 previous year. It deliberately did not tell the loan amount repaid by the farmers between March 31 last year and March 31 this year", he said.

Loan waiver ploy of 'anti-farmer' BJP: Congress