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Digvijaya Singh calls Kamal Nath a 'bulldozer' after farm loans waiver move

Kamal Nath On Monday Cleared The Proposal Of Waiving Farm Loans Up To Rs 2 Lakh As Promised By Congress President Rahul Gandhi Ahead Of The Assembly Elections.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 18 Dec 2018, 02:24:51 PM
In its election manifesto, the Congress had promised to waive off farm loans within 10 days of coming to power. (File photo)

New Delhi:

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s, move to waive off farm loans barely a few hours after assuming office on Monday, had won him accolades from several quarters. While Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had tweeted about this development on Monday itself, it was senior party leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh, who used an unusual adjective to describe Nath on Tuesday. Singh took to Twitter and thanked Nath for waiving off the loans on the first day itself and said in Hindi which roughly translated into “This is called a bulldozer.”

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Kamal Nath, on Monday, cleared the proposal of waiving off farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh as promised by Congress president Rahul Gandhi ahead of the Assembly elections. In its election manifesto, the Congress had promised to waive off farm loans within 10 days of coming to power. After Nath signed the relevant file, Principal Secretary, Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Department Rajesh Rajora, issued an order in this regard. The order stated, “Madhya Pradesh Government has taken a decision to write off short-term crop loan of eligible farmers up to the limit of Rs 2 lakh, as on March 31, 2018, from nationalised and cooperative banks.”

“After joining this post (of Chief Minister), the first file I have signed is of farm loan waiver of Rs 2 lakh each, as I had promised to the farmers,” Nath said. 

“Our schemes of providing incentives of investment will only be imposed after 70% people from Madhya Pradesh get employment. People from other states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh come here and local people don’t get jobs,” the new chief minister added. 

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First Published : 18 Dec 2018, 01:58:31 PM