Chief Minister’s farm loan waiver is gimmick to cheat ryots, says Stalin


The same CM appealed against a High Court decree, which ordered the waiver of all agricultural loans earlier, challenging it in the Supreme Court, he said.

Speaking during the “Ungal Thoguthiyil Stalin” campaign in Sankarankoil in Tenkasi, the chairman of the DMK said that the announcement of the chief minister’s farm loan waiver would certainly not benefit marginal small farmers, but those of the ruling party who keep the cooperative societies under their control.

This is only an announcement and this also at the end of the AIADMK regime. In addition, Stalin asked whether the chief minister only learned of the farmers’ legitimate grievances and concerns late in his regime.

When DMK came to power in 2006, loans obtained by farmers to the tune of Rs 7,000 crore from cooperative and nationalized banks for crops, tractors and jewelry were canceled. But now the CM has announced a waiver for crop loans only and was not sure it would benefit real farmers. Not only the farmers, but the whole state is suffering and to save and reclaim Tamil Nadu, he boycotted the Legislative Assembly and came to the People’s Forum, Stalin said.

During his campaign in Virudhunagar, Stalin strongly attacked the chief minister, saying that, with the intention of defrauding public money, tenders for projects through PWD and the Department of Resources in water to the tune of Rs 2,855 crore has been rushed by CM over the past three months. It has nothing to do with the well-being of the people, but, for the personal gains of the politicians in power, he added.

“Make Tamil must in KVs”

On Sunday, DMK Chairman Deputy Stalin urged Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to urge the Center to make Tamil a compulsory subject in the Kendriya Vidayalayas. Expressing shock at a response from RTI suggesting that students would only graduate from grades 6-7 in KV if they passed Sanskrit, Stalin said it was even more shocking that students in Tamil Nadu couldn’t learn Tamil as an alternative to Sanskrit. “Power-hungry Chief Minister who waives all state rights should realize his betrayal of the Tamil language and urge the BJP-run center to make Tamil a compulsory subject in KV schools state, ”he said.

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