BJP stages demonstration, demands farm loan waiver

Bhubaneswar: Odisha BJP today staged demonstration at Master Canteen Square here demanding farm loan waiver and interest free loans to farmers.

Alleging Odisha government of being blind to farmers’ issues in the State, BJP said that the ruling government’s apathy has made the life of the farmers in the State miserable.

“If the BJD government does not fulfill our demands, BJP will stage demonstration across the State,” said National vice-president of BJP Kisan Morcha Maheswar Sahoo.

However, BJD alleged that the Centre is responsible for the plight of the farmers in the State. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to double the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy if voted to power, but he has not taken any initiative towards this,” said BJD spokesperson Sameer Dash.