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Congress to repay loan of Raj farmer who committed suicide

PTI Last Updated at 08 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

Congress today announced that it will settle all dues of a debt-ridden farmer in who had committed suicide in Rajasthan's Nagaur district.

Manglaram Meghwal, 36, had taken a loan of Rs 2.98 lakh from a bank and had repaid a part of it. Upon receiving a seizure notice from the bank, informing him that his land will be auctioned to recover the dues, he hung himself from the ceiling of his house on Sunday.

After visiting the family of the Dalit farmer, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot lashed out at Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and accused her of ignoring the plight of small and marginal farmers.

"A marginal Dalit farmer who was a differently-abled committed suicide due to the debt burden. The government is ignoring the plight of the farmers and is not helping them," he said in Nagaur.

"After visiting the family, I decided that Congress will pay all the dues that the family owes to the bank," he added.

Pilot also slammed Raje's 'Gaurav Yatra' saying that the CM was busy in taking out a rally promoting herself not bothered by the plight of the state's poor farmers.

"Here the shav yatra (funeral procession) of a Dalit farmer is being taken out and the chief minister is busy with her Gaurav Yatra. This is unfair and the chief minister should see what is happening on the ground," the PCC chief said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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