Modi lambasts Congress over farmers loan waiver issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lambasted Congress party for being responsible for stabbing the farmers in the back under the pretext of loan waiver during the recent polls. 

Congress had been cheating farmers and army jawans with winning election but how long it will continue, Mr Modi said and added that before 2008 polls the Congress made false promise of waiving off the farmers loans which was up to Rs six lakh crore and only Rs 60,000 crore was waived off and paid only Rs 52,000 crore to farmers and among the beneficiaries were 35 lakh farmers who had no agricultural land. 

He asked Congress not to make false promises to innocent farmers. In Punjab also, the party promised loan waiver but it was not done till date.

The Prime Minister said that only Rs 500 crores were given to the army jawans as one rank rank one pension whereas total budget should have been Rs 21000 crores. He said that BJP government has paid the entire amount of OROP in four installments to the jawans who are protecting our country.

He asked Congress to promise only that which it could do otherwise do not make false promises. He said that
BJP has never promised such things to people during polls which it could not fulfill.

Mr Modi said that there were financial scams during Congress government and he was there to expose them as he was a ‘Chowkidar’. He said that he was not going sleep over the matter so the Congress party was disturbed and was eager to cry foul.

The Prime Minister graced the completion of one year in office of the present state government by addressing a ‘Jan Aabhar’ at Police Ground here today. He inaugurated an exhibition put up on the occasion and envisaged keen interest in it.

He also interacted with beneficiaries of various welfare schemes of the state government and released a Coffee Table Book brought out by the Information and Public Relations Department on one year’s achievements of the state government. A documentary on achievements of the government produced by the IPR department was also screened on the occasion.

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