In response to Chouhan’s taunt, the Kamal Nath-led Congress government, which claims to have waived loans of more than 21 lakh farmers, recently sent paper bundles with lists of beneficiaries to the former chief minister’s residence.
"Woman prisoners or prisoners above 60 years of age may be given the priority. lf suitable changes are required in the law, it may be considered," Nitish Kumar said, stressing that India has a tradition of amnesty on special occasions.
“We will present the people with blueprint of a model of alternative governance which will be holistic and inclusive, will care for the young and old, create jobs and have a vision to take the state forward,” former union minister Sachin Pilot said.
State cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh earlier said the haste in implementing loan waiver disbursal and some farmers and their family members having same Aadhar card numbers led to many farmers getting more than prescribed limit of Rs 1.5 lakh.
As farmers from across the country storm the national capital, a look at why loan waivers are not the answer. We also look at what is the Swaminathan formula and why it appeals to the farmers. Harish Damodaran explains.