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Rahul Gandhi slams government over sugarcane farmers' dues

7 January, 2019 10:06 AM
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Rahul Gandhi slams government over sugarcane farmers' dues

Rahul Gandhi's attack came after a media report claimed that mills in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have piled up almost Rs 11,000 crore in payment dues to farmers.

Attacking the Centre over alleged farm distress, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on January 7 said the BJP governments of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have not given dues of Rs 11,000 crore to sugarcane farmers, but Rs 30,000 crore was "put in the pocket" of a big businessman.

Gandhi's attack came after a media report claimed that mills in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra have piled up almost Rs 11,000 crore in payment dues to farmers.

"Just imagine, on one hand the farmer grows sugarcane with his hard work throughout the year, takes it to sugar mill. But when the farmer asks for remuneration for his hard work, the BJP governments of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra do not give Rs 11,000 crore dues to sugarcane farmers," Gandhi said in a Facebook post.

By the end of April, the outstanding dues of sugarcane farmers will rise to Rs 20,000 crore, he claimed.

Source: moneycontrol.com

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