Samajwadi Party urges Pranab Mukerjee to waive farm loans across country, stop BJP's 'anti-farmer' policy

Lucknow: A Samajwadi Party delegation met Governor Ram Naik on Thursday and handed over a memorandum, addressed to the President, demanding waiving off farmers' loans through out the country.

"The Samajwadi Party is of the view that loans of all the farmers of the country should be waived off. The BJP should fulfill its promises made during polls and implement recommendations of the Dr Swaminathan commission," the memorandum said.

The delegation was led by Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury while senior leaders Ahmad Hasan, Rajendra Chowdhury and Naresh Uttam were also present.

 Samajwadi Party urges Pranab Mukerjee to waive farm loans across country, stop BJPs anti-farmer policy

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The Mandsaur firing incident in Madhya Pradesh was unfortunate and if the BJP government did not pay heed
to farmers' problems, agitations will also be witnessed in states like Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan, they said.

"The Samajwadi Party supports the farmers' demands, stands with them and condemns action against them," Samajwadi Party leader Chowdhury said.

The memorandum urged President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to stop the "anti-farmer economic policy of BJP government".

They also demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government strengthen the irrigation facilities and provide 18 hours power supply in rural areas as, they claimed, was done during the Samajwadi Party regime.

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Updated Date: Jun 15, 2017 20:11:40 IST