Center must announce a farm loan waiver across the country: Mamata Banerjee

Vastavam web: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the Center must announce a farm loan waiver across the country and claimed that the farmers were in distress “due to demonetization”.An assurance was given by the ruling party and now they must fulfill their commitment without trying to pass the buck to the States (sic),” she said. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had stated on Monday that the Center would not extend financial help to the states in waiving the farm loans and made it clear that the cost had to be borne by them.