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Announce loan waiver, implementation of Swaminathan

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

today urged to announce the implementation of report.

"Narendramodi ji, good to know that youll be addressing farmers today. Please use the opportunity to announce loan waiver & full implementation of Swaminathan report. Our distressed farmers will be braving the heat to hear something +ve from you. Pls dont let them down," he tweeted shortly before Modi was to address a rally in today.

Earlier, had asked the not to "play politics" over the "historic" increase in minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and other crops.

Senior Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who is also of the Opposition in Punjab, however, asked the Badals to seek a debt waiver package before thanking the over the MSP hike.

"By hosting farmers rally of @narendramodi in Malout, the SAD-BJP is rubbing salt on wounds of Punjab, which is reeling under suicides and drug menace. @AAPPunjab would like to ask...if there is anything to celebrate in " another senior from Punjab, tweeted about Modi's rally.

"Instead of wasting money on rally in Malout, @parkashsingh and @sukhbirbadal should have donated this money to families of farmers who have committed suicides in the last 10 years," he said.

Meanwhile, the prime minister launched a scathing attack on the Congress, alleging that it had betrayed the peasantry and used them as to further the interests of "one particular family".

Addressing the rally at Malout, he said despite toiling hard, farmers could not think of a comfortable life and that they had to live a life of despair and despondency for decades because of the policies of the Congress-led governments.

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

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 16:05 IST