Demonetisation and drought are double trouble for farmers: HDK

Shouting the slogan of ‘abkibar Kumaraswamy Sarkar,’ he told the ruling Congress and others to just wait and watch.

Published: 24th November 2016 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2016 02:39 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BELAGAVI: Former Chief Minister and State JD(S)president HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said that his party would be back to power after general elections. Shouting the slogan of ‘abkibar Kumaraswamy Sarkar,’ he told the ruling Congress and others to just wait and watch.

Participating in a debate on drought in Legislative assembly, he urged the government to stop recovering loans from farmers until drought situation limps back to normal.

“Drought and demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes have come as a double trouble for farmers. They should not be troubled for loans at this juncture. Govt must take a cue from Devaraj Urs’s methods of tackling drought,” he said, adding it is high time government started believing in ‘Gramavasthavya’. Farmers are also being denied proper crop loss compensation, he said.

He further said traders do not have cash to pay to farmers and Hubli APMC has been closed due to demonetisation effect. “ The state government should put on hold development projects and divert funds to pay Rs 25,000 crop compensation to farmers,” Kumaraswamy said. “Centre too seems least bothered about the farmers in state,” he added.

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