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Must take up plight of farmers or face MP-like situation: Tiwari

BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari on Thursday warned that Rajasthan will smolder like Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, if the state government "fails" to take up the plight of farmers.The government should waive loans of poor farmers and provide incentives to the agriculture sector as it has given to "rich corporate houses", he told reporters here.

"There should be time-bound free electricity facility for cultivation and agriculture should be included in the MGNREGA," Tiwari said. A strong critic of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje after the BJP served him notices for anti-party activities, Tiwari said as a "well-wisher" of the state government, he has warned the leadership that the situation can turn ugly any day. Farmers in Rajasthan are the worst affected. Nearly 22 per cent farmers have left farming, he said.

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