Maharashtra’s ruling alliance partner and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray once again demanded a loan waiver for farmers in the state, as he congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for writing off loans of over 2 point 15 crore farmers totalling to 36,359 crore rupees.
While congratulating Adityanath for taking the decision in his very first cabinet meeting, Thackeray also took an indirect swipe at the BJP.
In a statement in Mumbai yesterday, Thackeray said Yogi Adityanath has shown that promises are not mere poll slogans for him. He asked if there can be a loan waiver in the country’s biggest state, why should a pro-agriculture state like Maharashtra be left behind.
Thackeray said the maximum number of farmer suicides take place in Maharashtra, with indebtedness being one of the main reasons.