Loan Waiver Not a Permanent Solution: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel is considered the ‘Man of the Match’ in Congress’ big win in the State Assembly polls. From campaigns for the elections to making strategies, Baghel has played an important role. Baghel, who waived farm loans after coming to power, spoke exclusively to The Quint’s Editorial Director, Sanjay Pugalia.

In The Quint’s special show ‘Rajpath’, Baghel said that farm loan waivers is not a permanent solution but a quick fix one. “When loans can be waived for 15 industrialists in this country, then why not for farmers?” he added.

‘Farmers’ Issues Are A Priority For Our Govt’

Baghel says that farmers’ issues are the government’s priority. Not just loan waiver, they have several schemes to develop Chhattisgarh.

"“If Rs 3.5 lakh crore loan can be waived for top 15 industrialists in this country then why not for farmers? If there are 16 lakh farmers in my state and are indebted to say 6,000 crore or 8,000 crores then why can’t we waive it off?” " - Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister  . Read more on News Videos by The Quint.RSS & BJP’s Nehru-Netaji ‘Cosplay’: Irony Dies a Thousand DeathsPandya, Rahul Out of 1st ODI Amid Ban Recommendation: Reports . Read more on News Videos by The Quint.