In a huge embarrassment for the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Mr. Kamal Nath, senior Congress leader, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, has revealed that the party’s poll promise of waiving farm loans has not been carried out in totality.
He was speaking at an event in Bhind when he once again lashed out at the MP Government over the issue of farm loan waiver, saying the waiver of farm loans, which was one of the major promises made by the Congress during state elections last year, has not been done in totality.
'The farm loan waiver has not been done in totality. Loan of only Rs 50,000 has been waived off even when we had said that loan up to Rs 2 lakh will be waived off. Farm loans up to Rs 2 lakh should be waived off,' he was quoted as saying.
Mr. Scindia’s remark came a day after he said that the Congress party needs to introspect. 'I don’t comment on others’ statement, but it is true that Congress needs introspection. The party’s situation should be assessed and improved, and this is the need of the hour,' he had said when asked about senior leader, Mr. Salman Khurshid’s statement that Mr. Rahul Gandhi ‘walked away’ following the Lok Sabha election defeat.
Mr. Scindia and Mr. Kamal Nath have reportedly been at loggerheads for months over the issue of MP Congress president’s post. Mr. Scindia had also reportedly kept the Congress leadership on notice over the matter. However, last month, tensions between the two seemed to have ebbed with Mr. Scindia saying that whatever Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, party’s interim president, decides will be acceptable.
Kamal Nath, on his part, has repeatedly rejected fissures between him and Scindia. The Madhya Pradesh CM, in fact, said that he too has been urging the party high command to take away the responsibility of state party unit ever since assembly elections got over.