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“Most cruel on joke farmers”: PM Modi to Congress

BENGALURU
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was questioned about the demonetization and Ram Temple issue by the former Prime Minister, Deve Gowda for being mocked about Karnataka government’s farm loan waiver scheme.
Deve Gowda tweeted, “I have observed taunting statements of @narendramodi on Karnataka’s crop loan waiver scheme. Dear PM, more than 60,000 farmers have already received money directly into their bank accounts. We are determined to keep our promise to the farmers and are acting on the same lines.”
“Dear @narendramodi, if your index finger is busy questioning us, the other fingers are questioning you about demonetisation, Clean Ganga, inter-linking of rivers, Ram Mandir and other unfulfilled promises. Please remind yourself about how you treated farmers during protests in Delhi,” the JD(S) chief also said in another tweet.
Responding to the above tweets, PM Modi addressing a rally at Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh last said that Congress promised loan waivers to lacs of farmers, but the coaliation of JD(s)-Congress in Karnataka haven’t fulfilled yet. PM Modi also stated that only 800 farmers were given loan waiver, “Lollipops” were handed out.
PM Modi termed it as the “most cruel joke on farmers” while addressing party workers of the state through video conference over loan waiver scheme.
Chief Minister HD Kumarswamy and State Congress Leader Siddaramaiah have criticized heavily PM Modi for his comments on the scheme.
While Mr Kumaraswamy had accused the Prime Minister of misleading the country for “political gains, Mr Siddaramaiah questioned PM Modi’s “moral right” to criticise the state government’s farm loan waiver scheme and called him “anti-farmer”.
CM Kumarwamy has announced over Rs. 45,000 crore loan waiver scheme to farmers in July soon after coming to power. But he has been unable to fulfill his promise as it has been impede by several issues relating to banks
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