It is partial relief for farmers: Rahul on UP loan waiver
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UP government's decision to waive off farm loan was a "partial relief" but a step in the "right direction" and asked the Centre to evolve a national response to the widespread distress.
Gandhi said the Centre should not discriminate amongst states and no politics should be played with farmers suffering across the country.
"A partial relief for UP farmers, but a step in the right direction. Congress has always supported loan waivers for farmers in distress," he said on Twitter. Gandhi's response came a day after the Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in UP announced a loan waiver of Rs 36,359 crore for small and marginal farmers in the state.
"I'm happy BJP has finally been forced to see reason.But let's not play politics with our farmers who are suffering across the country. "The Central Government must have a national response to the widespread distress and not discriminate amongst states," he also tweeted.