Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh), June 6 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said if his party is voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, it would waive farmers’ loans in 10 days.
Addressing a rally here, Gandhi questioned the delay in filing a probe report into the death of seven farmers in police firing a year ago, alleging that the BJP government in the state had failed to provide security to farmers and address their concerns.
“I assure you, when the Congress forms government in Madhya Pradesh, farmers’ loans will be written off within 10 days. The families of the farmers (killed in Mandsaur last year) will get justice in 10 days and we will take action against those responsible for the firing,” the Congress President said.
Gandhi lashed out at the state and Central governments for ignoring the farm distress across the country.
“The governments are of no use if they one cannot provide security to farmers and their families. A total of 1,200 farmers committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh. Did any rich person or their family member commit suicide who have lakhs of crores as debt,” he said, addressing the Kisan Samriddhi Sankalp Rally.
Earlier, Gandhi paid tributes to the dead farmers in Piplia Mandi town of Mandsaur district.
He met the families of the slain farmers.