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Kannada bodies mount pressure on CM to waive farm loan

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Mounting pressure on the three-day old government in Karnataka, a group of pro-Kannada organisations have demanded that the chief minister waive farm loans and give a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to each family of those farmers who committed suicide.

The of (federation), Vatal Nagaraj today wrote to the and asked him to immediately waive farm loans.

He said many farmers committed suicide for failing to repay their loans.

Nagaraj told that the Okkoota would give a week's time till the cabinet is formed and then it would intensify its pressure on the government to waive farm loans.

He flayed Kumaraswamy's statement that that he was at the "mercy" of and not the people of state.

"A should never give a statement like that. It is unacceptable. All through the election campaign he was saying that he will waive farm loans and now he is saying that he is under the obligation of and hence he cannot do it," Nagaraj said.

The pro-Kannada activist said the excuse that Rs 53,000 crore on the state exchequer would be a big burden on people holds no good as the chief minister has "lot of powers and he can also influence the to give concession.

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

First Published: Mon, May 28 2018. 23:00 IST