"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.
Taking a dig at those demanding a ban on playing of high decibel music during the annual kanwad yatra, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said everybody should celebrate each festival but it should not cause problem to others.
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.