Co-operation Minister Kashempur had told the state Assembly that the farm loan waivers were delayed due to procedural reasons.

BJP calls CM Kumaraswamy a bluff master over delay in farm loan waiver
news Politics Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 14:40

The BJP in Karnataka has mounted an attack on Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy after the Karnataka government admitted that the Rs 44,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme has so far only benefited 800 farmers in the state. Co-operation Minister Bandeppa Kashempur had made this revelation on Wednesday on the floor of the House in Belagavi. However, Minister Kashempur said that the implementation was going on at a snail’s pace due to procedural issues rather than paucity of funds. 

He explained that the list prepared by banks and those of the farmer applicants are being cross-checked to prepare a final list of beneficiaries. Reacting to the delay, the Karnataka unit of the BJP, accused the CM of running the government on “lies” and called him “U Turn”.

“U Turn @hd_kumaraswamy Returns & this time with a bigger Drama. 4 months after announcement of Rs 44,000-crore farm loan waiver by Kumarswamy only 800 farmers have been benefited. That is not even 1% of farming community. Kumarswamy has been running this crippled govt on ‘LIES’,” the BJP Karnataka tweeted.

It further called the CM a “perfect actor” who is “fooling the farmers”. It tweeted, “Instead of producing Movies Bluff master@hd_kumaraswamy should take up acting in movies seriously. He is a perfect actor then a politician who successfully kept fooling the farmers for last 6 months. His governance is all about lies & corruption.”


The BJP had joined the farmers’ agitation on Monday over the delay of loan waiver and fair price for their produce especially sugarcanes.

Even on Thursday, angry sugarcane protesters gathered outside the winter State Assembly in Belagavi shouting slogans against the CM for failing to guarantee them Remunerative Support Price. Before there was a law and order issue, police detained them and took them away.


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