PM Modi has not committed to waive off farmers loans: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul added that the farmers are committing suicide all over the country and the removal of import duty on wheat is a devastating blow.

Published: 16th December 2016 01:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2016 01:32 PM   |  A+A-

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi | ANI


NEW DELHI: After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a demand to provide relief for debt-ridden farmers, the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the former has accepted that the situation of farmers is critical in the country, but did not commit anything on waiving off their loans. 

“Prime Minister accepted that the situation of farmers is critical, But he did not say anything about waiving off their loans, he only heard the matter,” said Rahul. 

He further added that the farmers are committing suicide all over the country and the removal of import duty on wheat by the government is a devastating blow. 

Earlier in the day, a delegation of senior Congress leaders met Prime Minister Modi to demand relief for debt-ridden farmers and to express their apprehension at not being allowed to speak in parliament.

Following this, opposition leaders would call on President Pranab Mukherjee at 12.30 p.m.

These meetings come even as the ruckus continues in parliament over several issues, including demonetisation and corruption.

On Thursday, Azad said, "It is for the first time in history of India that the ruling party is not letting the House to function," he said.

Azad gave a notice in the Rajya Sabha on the "hardships faced by farmers due to demonetisation".

"I have given notice so that the debt of the farmers is forgiven. The BJP is not in the support of the farmers," he said.

Both Houses of Parliament had to be adjourned for the day eventually. 


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp