New Delhi, December 13: Congress scion and the Vice President of the party Rahul Gandhi who made the nation awaited of a 'Political earthquake" by disclosing full proof information about PR Narendra Modi's corruption, led a delegation on Friday led a party delegation to meet Narendra Modi with a demand to waive all farm loans. Notable thing was former PM Dr Manmohan Singh got no place in a crowdy 13 member delegation.
Emerging from the meeting, Gandhi told journalists, "We met the Prime Minister to request him to waive all farm loans. There is a farming crisis in Punjab, all over the country." To a question on the Prime Minister's response, he said, "The PM acknowledged that the farmers' issue is serious but he kept a mum on the loan waiver issue."
The Congress leader had gone to meet the Prime Minister to urge him to waive farmers' loans as soon as possible. Rahul told the PM that the cut in the import duty on wheat has worsened the situation for farmers,
"Removal of import duty on wheat is a devastating blow. The PM acknowledged that the situation of farmers is serious. On my urging that farmers' loans should be waived, the PM didn't say anything, he just listened," Rahul told the media after his meeting with the PM.
Last week, the government scrapped the 10 percent import duty on wheat due to a rise in domestic wheat prices and over concerns there is a dip in buffer wheat stocks following two consecutive drought years. Just a few months ago the government had lowered this duty to 10 percent. "We met PM on problems faced by farmers, loans, suicides and MSP issue," said Congress leader Amarinder Singh who was also with the Congress vice president at the meeting with the PM.
Meanwhile, it is being reported that the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party are irked with the Congress for having met the Prime Minister on its own. This has cast a shadow on the Opposition's plans to call on President Pranab Mukherjee to draw his attention to the untold hardships caused by demonetisation as it has broken the Opposition unity. It is learnt that these two parties will not join the Opposition delegation that will meet the President.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has asked if there is any unity remained in the opposition. Parties move forward according to their convenience, he told a news agency.
Days after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said he has bulletproof evidence againt PM Narendra Modi which would create a "political earthquake" and he would shortly release details of corruption involving the Prime Minister. The 'sources' are saying that the Prime Minister suggested Rahul Gandhi that - at least for these fractious times - that they should meet more regularly. Something cooking, the smell will be out in a short while, it seems.