Admission on the renunciation of the agricultural loan to the House “incorrect”: deputy minister
Madhya Pradesh Urban Development and Housing Minister Bhupendra Singh said on Wednesday that “incorrect” information was provided by Agriculture Minister Kamal Patel to the Vidhan Sabha on waivers of agricultural loans during the regime. 15-month congress in the state.
Speaking to reporters here, Mr. Singh said, “Wrong information was sent to Vidhan Sabha. It will be reviewed and corrected.
Mr Patel, in a one-day session of the Assembly on Monday, had made a written admission in response to questions from former Congress ministers Jaivardhan Singh and Bala Bachchan, saying that agricultural loans from nearly 27 lakh farmers had been canceled since December 2018, effectively during the government of Congress. The response embarrassed the BJP, which had often assaulted Congress by claiming it had reneged on its election promise to forgo farm loans within 10 days of coming to power.
In his responses, the Minister of Agriculture stated that under the “Jai Kisan Farm Loan Waiver Scheme” 7 10,896 10 lakh (7,108.96 crore) for 20 23,136 cases had been approved in the first phase before December 17 of last year, while ₹ 4,53,802 lakh (₹ 4,538.02 crore) had been approved for 6,724,245 cases in the second phase.
“The truth has prevailed”
Reacting to Mr. Patel’s admission to the Assembly, the incumbent President of the State Congress, Jitu Patwari, said: “Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has repeatedly stated that the BJP has overthrown our government. because we had not renounced the loans … Despite our clarifications with proofs, their lies and hypocrisy did not cease. Now the truth has prevailed while the lies have been exposed. “
Congressman and former party chairman Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Congress – it kept its promises. BJP – only false promises.
Previously, several BJP leaders, including Jyotiraditya Scindia, had reported the reported non-compliance with loan waivers, while Mr Patel called it “fraud”.
Calling on both Mr Chouhan and Mr Scindia to apologize to the public for having ‘betrayed the farmers’, former chief minister Kamal Nath said Mr Patel’s confession affirmed his admission to hold the election promise. “After this admission, the government should immediately start to forgo loans from the remaining farmers,” he said.
In his response, Mr. Patel indicated that approval of 5,90,848 cases was pending. “A detailed review of the loan exemption program is under consideration by the government,” he said.