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Raj BJP takes out massive protest against ruling Cong "for failing to keep farm loan waiver promise"

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Hundreds of office bearers and workers courted arrest on Friday during a statewide agitation against the ruling "for not keeping its farm promise".

In Jaipur, nearly 10,000 workers took out a rally from the state headquarters to Civil Lines Crossing in the city, led by state and Former state ministers Arun Chaturvedi, and sitting MLAs and also participated in the agitation.

Police said, "The protesters shouted slogans against the government, tried to cross barricades laid by the force and courted arrest. They were released later."

BJP claimed that around 1 lakh BJP members, including 10,000 leaders, office bearers and workers in the state capital, were arrested in Rajasthan, protesting against the government for not fulfilling its promise of farm

However, DGP (law and order) said around 1,500 people in and 300 people in Ajmer courted arrested.

He said no untoward incident was reported during the protests.

After forming the government in the state, the had announced of upto Rs 2 lakh for farmers. Later, the government had constituted a committee to frame guidelines and eligibility criteria, and said camps would be held from February 7 to distribute the farm loan waiver certificates.

Katiyar claimed had promised complete farm loan waiver for all farmers in the state within 10 days of forming the government, but the Congress has failed to do so.

He said the Congress government has started holding camps from February 7 under pressure from the BJP and that the government was trying to deceive farmers through its half-hearted attempts.

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

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 16:55 IST