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Updated: 19-12-2018 19:11 IST

BJP accuses Cong of failing to fulfil promise to waive farm


Bengaluru, Dec 19 (PTI): The Karnataka BJP Unit Wednesday

accused the Congress of failing to keep up its poll manifesto

promise of waiving farmers' loans even after the lapse of six

months since its coalition government with JDS was formed.

"6 months on & loan waiver is not a reality in Karnataka.

Eventually, farmers of MP, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh will

know about your lying skills.

Press statements & tweets don't really mean loans are

waived off.

Btw @RahulGandhi waiving off loan isn't like getting

gold from potato's," the state partyunit tweeted.

The remarks come in the wake of AICC President Rahul

Gandhi's statement that the Congress had waived farmers'loan

and would do so in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, where the party

had won assembly elections.

"CM, Madhya Pradesh, waives farm loans. 1 done. 2 to go,"

he had tweeted on December 17.

Soon after winning the elections in Madhya Pradesh and

Chhattisgarh, Chief Ministers Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel

announced waiving farmers' loans.

Gandhi also said the Prime Minister is sleeping over the

issue and the party would wake him up from his slumber.

"The Congress party has managed to wake the CM's of Assam

& Gujarat from their deep slumber. PM is still asleep. We

will wake him up too," he had tweeted.

In reply, the Karnataka BJP said in fact, the Congress

should learn from Assam and Gujarat chief ministers and urged

them to wake Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to waive

farmers' loans as promised.

"Had your family not slept on the country's development

for 60 years our farmers would have been self sustainable


BTW what is stopping you from waking up CM

@hd_kumaraswamy towaive off farmers loan as promised.

In fact you should learnfrom CM's of Assam & Gujarat,"

it said.

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