Sadak par utarna padega: Jyotiraditya Scindia threatens to protest if MP govt fails to waive farm loans

India

Congress General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday vowed to take to the streets to force the Madhya Pradesh government to fulfil the loan waiver promises the party had made in its manifesto before the Assembly polls in the state. Congress is ruling the state with Kamal Nath as the chief minister.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Jyotiraditya Scindia said it was impossible for the Congress party to not fulfil the promises.

“It is impossible that Congress party makes a promise and does not fulfill it. If Congress has promised something then it is very important to fulfill it…nahi to sadak par utarna padega [otherwise we’ll take to the streets]” Jyotiraditya Scindia said.

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s statement came just hours after Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh minister Govind Singh said his party could not waive the farmer loans due to a “difficult situation”.

“Rahul Gandhi had said that after we form the government, we’ll waive off farmer loans up to Rs 2 lakh in 10 days, but we could not,” Govind Singh said, adding, “The opposition says that we betrayed you. I want to say that situation is difficult that’s why there is a delay in waiving off loans.”

WILL BE YOUR SHIELD, SWORD IF GOVT DOESN’T FULFILL MANIFESTO PROMISES: SCINDIA

Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday assured to regularise guest teachers here, stating that he will be their “shield and sword” if all promises in the party’s manifesto were not fulfilled.

“I want to assure you that your demand is included in our government’s manifesto and it is our sacred text. It has been a year for the government, teachers have to be a little patient. Our turn will come and if not then I assure you that I will be your shield and sword,” Scindia said.

“If all promises in the manifesto are not fulfilled, do not think you are alone. Scindia will also hit the streets with you,” Jyotiraditya Scindia added.

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