Uddhav Thackeray has warned the BJP led Maharashtra Government in implementing the loan waiver promised to the farmers properly else ready to get exposed.
“It was the Shiv Sena which first raised its voice for loan waiver for farmers, when Sharad Pawar was the Union agriculture minister. Maharashtra was on top in farmer suicides and unfortunately it is still at the top. This was not the area where our state should have been at the top,” Mr Uddhav Thackeray was quoted as saying in their party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“Hence, the farmers should be debt-free was my demand,” he said. Adding further , he also said “I have even asked the Shiv Sena workers to beat the drums outside the banks (as part of an agitation) and make them display the list of beneficiaries. We will not shy away from exposing the state government if it fails to execute the loan waiver scheme properly.”
Shiv Sena is the coalition party in the ruling Government of Maharashtra and has carried forward the legacy left by his father in being vocal and criticising the Government when they failed to keep up their promises.
It was on June 24, after prolonged agitations and protests, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced a loan waiver amounting to Rs.34,000 crores which would prove to be a considerable burden in the State coffers.