Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha accused the government of helping the corporates, at the cost of the farmers. Opposition MPs claim that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill helps defaulting corporates get away.
Citing a list of top wilful bank loan defaulters given by the RBI in response to a RTI query, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had on Tuesday taken on the government, saying he was not given the answer when he had asked the same question in Parliament.
Describing the manifesto as 'Sankalp Patra', the party in its manifesto promised 33 per cent reservation to women in government jobs and private institutions in the state and free rides in Haryana roadways buses.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi's criticism came over a media report that a farmer's son committed suicide in Saharanpur over alleged harassment by the electricity department and the police.
And now the farmers are clueless about where the money went. Neither the bank officials nor the concerned authorities are willing to give them any clarification, saying they have just followed the order.
Addressing a two-day meet of the All India Congress Seva Dal, Rahul Gandhi said every section of society, be it farmers, youths or small-scale traders, suffered under the Modi government and they should get justice.
"The Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh have waived farmers' loans as promised," he said, adding, "If a Congress-led government comes to power in Delhi, farm loans will be waived across the country."
"Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) is a phenomenal scheme for farmers. People sitting in air conditioned rooms in Delhi do not know what Rs 6,000 mean for a poor farmer living in distant and difficult areas of the country," Modi said in Leh.
Rahul Gandi gave example of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, where the party formed its governments recently and fulfilled the commitment of loan waiver well before the 10-day time-period promised.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy hit out at Modi for terming the state government's loan waiver scheme for farmers "one of the most cruel jokes", accusing him of misleading the country for "political gains".
The Congress president also ridiculed the planned bullet train saying the Indian Railways had an annual budget of Rs 1 lakh crore and transported crores of people but the cost of a bullet train that will carry around 2,000-3,000 people to Mumbai a day was almost the same.