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Waive loans of farmers through out the country, demands SP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A (SP) delegation Governor Ram Naik today and handed over a memorandum, addressed to the President, demanding waiving off farmers' loans through out the country.

"The SP is of the view that loans of all the farmers of the country should be waived off. The should fulfill its promises made during polls and implement recommendations of the Dr Swaminathan commission," the memorandum said.

The delegation was led by Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chowdhury while senior leaders Ahmad Hasan, Rajendra Chowdhury and Naresh Uttam were also present.

The Mandsaur firing incident in was unfortunate and if the did not pay heed to farmers' problems, agitations will also be witnessed in states like Haryana, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan, they said.

"The SP supports the farmers' demands, stands with them and condemns action against them," SP leader Chowdhury said.

The memorandum urged President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to stop the "anti-farmer economic policy of government".

They also demanded that the strengthen the irrigation facilities and provide 18 hours power supply in rural areas as, they claimed, was done during the SP regime.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:28 IST