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Congress will waive off farmers’ loan, when we form the government: Rameshwar Dudi

He said that the opposition will corner the government on burning issues of the state.

jaipur Updated: Feb 04, 2018 21:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Rajasthan Congress president Sachin Pilot with leader of opposition Rameshwar Dudi celebrate the party’s win in the bypolls. (Prabhakar Sharma /HT photo)

Leader of Opposition in state assembly Rameshwar Dudi on Sunday said the Congress after forming the government in Rajasthan, will waive off farmers’ loan.

A day before the start of the budget session in the state assembly, Dudi also demanded the resignation of chief minister Vasundhara Raje on moral grounds in view of the by-polls results in which the Congress won the three seats–two Lok Sabha and an assembly seat.

Geared to corner the government in the assembly, Dudi said, “We will mount pressure on the government to such an extent that they (will) have to waive of farmers’ loans in Rajasthan and if the government does not waive off the loans then the Congress after forming government will do it.”

Addressing newspersons at his residence, he said from Monday the budget session is starting, the opposition will corner the government on the burning issues of the state--that every section of the society, including farmers, youngsters, government employees among others, are disappointed and feeling cheated.

“Farmers are in debt and they have not received crop damage compensation and are not getting timely water and electricity, which is leading to suicide.

“If the government intends to empower farmers, then they should waive off loans. The opposition sat in assembly for 54 hours but unfortunately, not once did the CM speak on the issue but was busy campaigning for the by-polls in which people rejected them,” he said.

Dudi said Congress win in the by-polls has shown that now no Modi factor will work.

“The government should release a white paper on the announcements it made in the last four budgets and the ones that have been fulfilled, including the Resurgent Rajasthan, oil refinery and the metro among others,” he said.

Taking potshots at the ruling party, he said BJP legislators are happy that they lost the by-polls as they think it is fitting reply to the CM’s arrogance.

He alleged that in the coming eight months, the BJP will work with animosity so fear and corruption will increase in Rajasthan.

“In 2018, the Congress will form the government in Rajasthan,” he said.

“People have rejected the BJP and this defeat is of the chief minister. Wherever the BJP is into corruption, we will expose it once we form the next government.”

“The chief minister should resign on moral grounds as the ruling party has lost the people’s mandate,” Dudi said.

“The youngsters are unemployed, employees are on the road, and doctors’ were on strike, which led to many deaths. No investment came through the Resurgent Rajasthan summit, law and order is deteriorating, criminal gangs are spreading, women are being raped and feeling insecure,” he alleged.

“The government is privatizing schools but have no road map and the schools are privatized, have good building, infrastructure and high enrolment. The agenda is to commercialize education.”

Hitting out at the Centre, the Leader of Opposition said the state is suffering due to the Centre.

First Published: Feb 04, 2018 21:56 IST