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Ready to discuss farm loan waiver with Congress, NCP leaders: CM Fadnavis

He was speaking in the Legislative Assembly after the Monsoon session began on Monday

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

Chief Minister on Monday said his government was ready to discuss the scheme for with opposition Congress-Nationalist Party (NCP) leaders.

He was speaking in the Legislative Assembly after the Monsoon session began on Monday.


Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and leader sought an explanation from the government about announced for the cultivators.

"Loan of should be waived immediately. The scheme is time consuming and farmers' patience is being tested," said Pawar.

To this, replied, "government is ready to discuss with opposition leaders. The opposition leaders should not forget that in supplementary demands, state government has asked for provision of Rs 20,000 crore, which we propose to use for the scheme."

"There will be no time limit for such discussion. It can stretch for long hours but the state (government) will discuss the issue with opposition," added.

Dissatisfied with the reply, the opposition MLAs staged a walk-out for a brief period.

First Published: Mon, July 24 2017. 13:36 IST
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