BJP govt 'insensitive' towards farmers, says Maharashtra Cong

Yavatmal: Senior Congress leader Manikrao Thakre on Wednesday sought the resignation of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his government's "failure" to check suicides of farmers and other issues concerning the common man.

"Fadnavis has no control over the administration. His government has failed on all fronts, leading to increased burden on the common man and farmers," the former state unit Congress president said while addressing reporters.

He said the BJP government is "insensitive" towards the problems faced by the farmers, particularly in drought-hit districts like Yavatmal.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. PTI

"The district administration is painting a wrong picture of bringing down the suicide figure (of farmers) through the state-run 'Baliraja Chetana Abhiyan'," Thakre alleged.

The Congress leader reiterated his party's demand for complete loan waiver for farmers in the state.

He said, "the recent move by the Central government to increase prices of petrol, diesel and LPG has increased the burden on the common man manifold".

"Both the state and Central governments make hollow promises like smoke of a cigarette in air," Thakre said.

He said that in the ongoing Kharif season, the farmers are running from the pillar to post for financial aid as per the norms laid down under the drought-hit category.

"The government has given only oral instructions to the bankers, but no written order is passed sanctioning fresh crop loans to the distressed farmers," Thakre said.

Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016 19:57 PM

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