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Loan waiver celebrations draw flak

Loan waiver celebrations draw flak
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Loan waiver celebrations draw flak, A lie told often enough becomes the truth, said legendary Russian Communist leader Lenin.

Ongole: A lie told often enough becomes the truth, said legendary Russian Communist leader Lenin. This maxim aptly suits TDP cadres who rejoiced over Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s announcement that loan waiver scheme will be implemented from December 10.

The Chief Minister on Thursday announced that crop loan waiver scheme would be implemented from December 10.

TDP cadres celebrating with bursting fire crackers and distributing sweets (right) in Ongole on Thursday Photos: HANS
At the time when thousands of farmers were in despair due to crop loss and uncertainty over the implementation of loan waiver scheme, the TDP cadres in Prakasam district, burst crackers and celebrated the announcement on a large scale.

It seems that TDP cadres in the district are still steeped in electoral success. The Chief Minister made the announcement at the time when all the political parties were gearing up for agitations over the inordinate delay in implementation of loan waiver scheme and other electoral promises made by TDP.

TDP activists in Ongole town created much fanfare when the CM’s announcement was being live telecast. The party cadres placed the Television sets at main thoroughfares and burnt crackers and raised slogans in support of the government.

The onlookers and farmers express dismay over the actions of the TDP cadres. Of the seven lakh farmers who availed of crop loans in the district, only two lakh farmers were declared as eligible for loan waiver.

Though sixty per cent of the farmers are not eligible for loan waiver and there is uncertainty on the exact amount of loan waiver, the TDP cadres are distributing sweets and celebrating the event.

Due to uncertainty over crop loan waiver, crop failures and other reasons farmers were committing suicides.
The party workers said that whoever creates much fanfare they will certainly gain upper hand in politics. “Anyhow farmers were opposing the cap on loan wavier scheme. We have decided to organise the celebrations to overshadow farmers’ protests,” they added.

By: Showry

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