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Rahul Gandhi hails UP farm loan waiver, says though partial, it is in right direction


New Delhi: A day after waiving loans for farmers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath received support from an unlikely person as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the step “is in right direction.”

“The Yogi Adityanath Government’s waiver of farmer loans in Uttar Pradesh is partial, but “a step in the right direction,” Gandhi said in a series of tweets.

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The Congress leader also urged the arch rival BJP-ruling both Uttar Pradesh and the Centre, to  “not discriminate amongst states”.

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At the first cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Adityanath announced waiver of loans of less than Rs 100,000 taken by small and marginal farmers.

The amount of the total loans waived by the Government stands at Rs. 62,000 crore. Before the UP elections, BJP had promised waiver of farm loans as did the Congress.


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