Keen to leverage the move politically, Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil also indicated that the fresh fiscal dole would be rolled out before the model code of conduct for the Assembly polls kicks in.
The Congress president, at the rally, said that the “PM is right when he says he has worked a lot” for the country in last five years. “Indeed, he has worked a lot, but only for the rich. The Chowkidaar is always at service of the rich and the mighty,” Rahul Gandhi said.
The announcement of date for the implementation of loan waiver comes after the opposition BJP said that it will launch a ‘jail bharo’ movement from February 8 to court arrest in protest of the Congress “not fulfiling” its poll promises.
Chief Minister Kamal Nath called it a milestone in his life, and in the history of Madhya Pradesh. He also said the opposition party need not bother about budgetary allocation, as the scheme is not a gift to farmers but an investment in the agriculture sector.
In a veiled dig at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for abolishing the practice of singing Vande Mataram on the first day of the new year at the state secretariat, Modi said people should be aware of such leaders.