Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: I Speak With Amit Shah, PM Modi Once in 10 days, says CM Vijay Rupani
Ahmedabad, October 16: Looking to woo the farmers ahead of Gujarat elections, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said farmers to get a loan of Rs 3 lakh with a zero per cent interest rate and the central and Gujarat government will bear 7 per cent interest of farmers. “State will have additional burden but will open treasury doors for them,” added Rupani.
Rupani said this at the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan that is underway in the state capital Gandhinagar in which BJP President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have marked their attendance. Reports suggest major announcements are expected from this podium.
Last month the BJP government in the state had given good benefits to groundnut farmers. The procurement of groundnut is fixed at the rate of Rs 900 per 20kg. It was earlier procured at Rs 600-650 per kg. As per Rupani, such a move will benefit farmers at a time when Gujarat is about to have strong groundnut crop.
Earlier today, brushing aside the allegations levelled by Congress party that ruling party of the country pressurised the Election Commission to delay the announcement of Gujarat elections, the 16th CM of the dry state stated that Congress gives birth to such practices, adding,” The grand old party did such a thing in 2012 when they were in power at the centre.”
Recently, the Election Commission of India announced the date of Himachal Pradesh elections and not Gujarat it did not declare a date but clearly said that it will be held prior to December 18. Gujarat election will a trilateral contest between BJP, Congress and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).