Gujarat: Congress seeks loan waiver for farmers

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat Congress on Thursday demanded loan waiver for the farmers amid major losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. State Congress president Amit Chavda said, “The government has written off loans worth Rs 68,600 crore of industrialists. Why is the state government or the Union government not giving any such relief to farmers? We demand that all debts of farmers should be waived off as they have suffered major losses because of the lockdown.” The party also demanded economic assistance for self-employed and daily wage earners who are facing major crisis due to lockdown. Chavda also demanded better facilities for frontline workers who are battling spread of the pandemic. Targeting chief minister Vijay Rupani, Amit Chavda asked if the CM was running the government, or a few officers were. “The CM decides something and officers have been changing the decision. Who is running the government, the CM or officers?” asked Chavda. He said that instead of depending on officers, the CM must reach out to people affected by the pandemic and lockdown