"If the government can waive loans of farmers in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, then why cannot loans of farmers in Rajasthan be waived," he asked at a gathering in Sikar district's Krishi Upaj Mandi today.
The BJP has neglected farmers after coming to power and adversities have forced farmers to commit suicide, he alleged.
"The government in Rajasthan has been a disappointment and this is pushing farmers towards misery. The wrong policies of the BJP governments are responsible for the plight of farmers," the state Congress chief said.
Pilot claimed under the BJP rule, "61 farmers have committed suicide and in every 41 minutes a farmer is forced to take extreme step".
State Congress spokesperson Archana Sharma said the district committees have presented a memorandum to the chief minister through district collectors on behalf of farmers.
Demands such as loan waiver, increase in MSP and bonus, and subsidy for livestock breeders among others have been raised, she said.
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