Rahul Gandhi,Congress Vice President met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a waiver of loans given to farmers and also urged him to halve their electricity bills.In a memorandum submitted to the PM, Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders demanded that the government should provide for higher MSP for crops.
The delegation raised the issue of farmer suicides with Modi and urged him to write off the loans given to farmers like it has been done in the case of corporates.”Thousands of farmers are committing suicide across the country. Every single day a farmer is committing suicide in Punjab.
We met the Prime Minister and apprised him about the plight of farmers,” Gandhi later told the media. The Congress submitted two crore ‘maangpatras’ from Uttar Pradesh and 30 lakh ‘maangpatras’ from Punjab, collected during door-to-door outreach in both the states.”This government has waived off loans of Rs 1.40 lakh crore to corporates. So we urge the government to waive off the loans of the farmers as well,” Gandhi said.