Congress wants Naidu to waive farm loans forthwith

‘Before Mr. Naidu takes oath as the Chief Minister, the process of waiver of farm loans should be completed and ensure that new loans are disbursed to the farmers’

Updated - June 13, 2016 06:56 am IST

Published - May 21, 2014 11:24 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee president N. Raghuveera Reddy has demanded that Chief Minister-designate of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu immediately take steps to waive the farm loans as promised by him during the election campaign. “Before Mr. Naidu takes oath as the Chief Minister, the process of waiver of farm loans should be completed and ensure that new loans are disbursed to the farmers,” Mr. Reddy told reporters after a delegation of APCC leaders called on Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.

He said farmers had stopped repaying the loans under the impression that they would be waived. “They had not renewed the loans and because of this, the farmers are now being denied loans. Failure to give clarity on loan waiver has caused this problem,” he said. Mr. Reddy urged the Governor to take steps to talk to the bankers and see that farm loans were renewed till the new Government waived the existing loans.

Medical entrance test

In another memorandum to the Governor, the APCC chief wanted him to pay personal attention to the issue of private medical managements planning to hold their own entrance examination. He urged the Governor to see that the existing system of entrance was continued as it fulfilled the government’s objectives and operational issues of private management. He reasoned that there are approximately 5,500 seats in the MBBS in united AP of which 2,050 are in the government sector .

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