Crop loan waiver is sin for PM Modi, not that of business tycoons: Madhu Bangarappa

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Crop loan waiver is sin for PM Modi, not that of business tycoons: Madhu Bangarappa

Crop loan waiver is sin for PM Modi, not that of business tycoons: Madhu Bangarappa

I K   ¦    Apr 10, 2019 08:45:08 PM (IST)

Crop loan waiver is sin for PM Modi, not that of business tycoons: Madhu Bangarappa-1

Shivamogga: The Congress and Janata Dal (S) candidate from Shivamogga Lok Sabha constituency, Madhu Bangarappa took a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party alleging that it was not voicing the issues of the people in the parliament, here on Wednesday, April 10.

Addressing a gathering at Sullalli, he said, “The coalition parties nominated me as the candidate from this constituency because they have faith in me. From the past 10 years, the contribution to this district by the BJP MPs is nil.”

“Their MPs have not become the voice of the tribal communities displaced from their natural habitat. In the name of land acquisition, they have acquired the forest land. People now are demanding change. Give me a chance and I will work with utmost sincerity and honesty”, he added.

Speaking about the farmers’ loan waiver, he said, “When former prime minister Manmohan Singh was in power, he had waived off Rs 72000 Crore worth of crop loans. But PM Modi termed the waiver of crop loans a sin.”

“Waiving off loans to the tune of  Rs 4.5 Lakh Crore of business tycoons like Ambanis of Reliance and fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has not become sin for him”, he added.