Mayawati attacks BJP on waiver of farmers loans

| Updated: Apr 05, 2017 20:30 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr.5 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of cheating farmers by setting limits on loan waivers in Uttar Pradesh. "The BJP has cheated the people by setting limits for waiving off loans. As during UP assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to waive off loans of every farmer. And now, they have set a limit," said Mayawati. The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday waived off Rs. 30, 729 crores worth of loans of small and marginal farmers of the state. Along with this, the government also decided to forego Non-Performing Assets (NPA) worth Rs. 5,630 crore of eight lakh farmers. The decision of waiving off loans will benefit 2 crore 15 lakh farmers of the state. The Cabinet, chaired by the Chief Minister took up several key decisions including a loan waiver for farmers. During the recent assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had promised to waive off agricultural loans of farmers in the first Cabinet meeting after coming to power. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared at an election rally that he would ensure the BJP Government in its first Cabinet meeting takes decision to waive off the farmers' loan. (ANI)