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Loan waiver, Gujjar quota rock Rajasthan Assembly

IANS  |  Jaipur 

The issues of farm loan and reservation for the Gujjar community rocked the session, which began here on Monday.

While the legislators raised slogan saying 'Karz maafi dhokha hai' (loan is a deceit), Rashtriya Loktantrik Party's patron Hanuman Beniwal along with MLAs raised slogans demanding 5 per cent reservation for the Gujjar community.

The statewide stir launched by the Gujjar community demanding reservation in government jobs and education institutes entered its fourth day on Monday.

Beniwal, along with RLP and BSP's and stepped into the well of the House with a few others and started raising slogans of taking the Gujjar agitation issue to to get 5 per cent reservation for the community.

Other opposition MLAs also stepped into the well and raised slogans that the government has deceived farmers by making fake promises.

Amid the commotion, CP Joshi adjourned the proceedings for an hour.

Earlier, before the zero hour, of the Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria raised the demand of complete loan to farmers.

Let the government clarify as to how many farmers shall benefit with how much amount under its scheme, Kataria said.

On this, for Urban Development Shanti Dhariwal said the BJP government had failed to give exact figures when they provided farm of up to Rs 50,000 in 2017.

Following this, the entire opposition rushed into the well and started raising slogans like "Kisaano ka poora jarja maaf karo" (Waive the entire loan of farmers).

Kataria said even after 54 days of the formation of the new government, its policies were not clear.

"Now, a 'love letter' has been written to the Prime by the Chief Minister, asking him to give farm to farmers," he said.

This flouted the promise made to farmers that they will get complete loan waiver within 10 days, Kataria said.



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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 22:42 IST