Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said while addressing India’s distressed farmers directly from outside Parliament, he will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until all farm loans have been waived.’
Rahul said the government has turned a blind eye to the loans given to 15 top industrialists of the country, including Reliance Group chairperson Anil Ambani, but made no effort to alleviate the woes of the farmers in the last four and half years. “We promised to waive loans in 10 days. In two states, we did it within six hours and we would do it in the third state very soon,” Rahul told reporters outside Parliament.
He was referring to the Congress’ newly formed governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh fulfilling promises made ahead of the Assembly polls and waiving loans on Monday. A Congress government, led by Ashok Gehlot, was also sworn in in Rajasthan. “We will not let Prime Minister Narendra Modi sleep until loans of all farmers are waived,” the Congress president said.