Waive off farmers’ loans: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive off farmers’ loans.

Taking part in a meeting of the Inter-State Council chaired by Modi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader also raised the issue of surging pulse prices in the country.

“I demanded that loans of all farmers be waived by Centre, give adequate crop prices (to the farmers) by implementing (M.S.) Swaminathan report,” Kejriwal tweeted.

“Also, I raised the issue of increasing dal (pulse) prices due to large-scale hoarding by a few traders,” he said.

The Chief Minister asked the Centre to give Delhi its due as per the 14th Finance Commission formula, which he said came to Rs 5,000 crore.

The Kejriwal government in Delhi has been at loggerheads with the central government over various issues of governance.

–IANS

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