Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis during the on-going Maharashtra Assembly blasted the Opposition – Congress and NCP – for shedding ‘crocodile tears’ over the plight of farmers. Fadnavis made the remark in response to Opposition’s protest against the implementation of loan waiver scheme for farmers during the winter session. He said, “The so-called concerns of the Opposition are nothing but ‘magarmach ke aansoo (crocodile tears).’ Congress and NCP had largely disappointed farmers in Maharashtra.”
Opposition leader RK Vikhe Patil in the House claimed that the BJP government, whose implementation of loan waiver scheme was faulty, was a huge failure in Maharashtra. Blaming the Opposition further, CM said that there’s no point in blaming BJP and Shiv Sena government. He added, “You (Opposition) did nothing substantive for the dying farmers.” Fadnavis also added that Congress and NCP were responsible for farmers’ suicide due to the failure of the government to provide irrigation facilities.
Responding Vikhe Patil’s accusation of delay in disbursement of farm loan waiver amount, Fadnavis said, “I’m ready to detail you on Rs 1000 stamp paper, the names of 41 lakh beneficiaries on website.”