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The move was seen hurting state finances with state-owned lenders warning of they being burdened with any waiver.
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh during a discussion on demands for grants for agriculture in the Lok Sabha said that the cost of the promised farm loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh will be borne by the central exchequer.
Dushyant Chuatala (INLD) said the BJP had promised farm loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh but the Finance Ministry had cited Reserve Bank of India expressing reservation about any such move as it will have negative impact on credit quality in farming.
Reacting to the remark, Singh intervened to say that in some states "we provide 3 per cent interest subvention and the states provide subvention for the remaining 4 per cent".
"For Uttar Pradesh, we had said that if we form government in the state, we will waive loans of farmers. The cost would be borne by the central exchequer," Singh said in his intervention.
The Agriculture Minister dismissed Chautala's allegation of "double standards" being adopted by the Centre saying "if some state is providing interest subvention for farmers, that should be appreciated".
As Chautala sought to corner the government over not waiving farm loan in BJP-ruled states like Haryana and Maharashtra, Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai jumped in to rescue.
This was repeated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his election rallies.
The BJP and allies swept 325 seats in the 403-member UP assembly -- the biggest victory in the state by any party in four decades.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge too joined the debate on farm loan waiver to say that "since it is Modi government, Modi should do it for the entire country".
Chautala said he wants the BJP-ruled Centre to not just focus on one state but waive farm loans all over the country.
The Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) had announced a Rs 60,000 crore loan waiver in 2008 for small and marginal farmers.
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