INLD to waive farmers’ loans, if voted to power

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2014 21:36 IST

Two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership lured voters by announcing interest-free loans to farming community, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MP and party nominee for assembly polls from Uchana Kalan, Dushyant Chautala on Thursday announced to waive farmers’ loans up to `2 lakh if his party is voted to power.

The state BJP poll in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya at a rally in Tarori near Nilokheri, Karnal, had announced to provide interest-free loans, if the party is voted to power.

Dushyant, who is contesting from the seat of his grandfather and former chief minister OP Chautala, said the party would waive the loan on the same pattern as was done in 1987 by party founder Chaudhary Devi Lal.
He also announced that the party government would also scrap the charges being levied on farmers for using water from canals and the party government would also ensure instalation of tubewells for the farmers free of cost, besides ensuring free insurance for tubewells.

“For settling land disputes of farmers, the INLD government would also set up a special commission so that the farmers get justice without delay. Since Haryana has been hit by drought and the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government has not taken any step to facilitate farmers, on coming to power the INLD government would also provide `25,000 per acre to the farmers as the relief,” the MP said.

Criticising the BJP and veteran politician Birender Singh, Dushyant said the BJP was trying to achieve its goal by roping in leaders who have been rejected by other parties. “Look at Chaudhary Birender Singh ji… while remaining finance minister for five years in Haryana, he failed to bring any project to Uchana. But now he is again promising people that he would change the map of the assembly segment if his wife becomes the MLA. I don’t know what joke Chaudhary saab is playing with the people of Uchana,” said Dushyant.

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