Published On : Fri, Mar 17th, 2017

Loan waiver: Devendra Fadnavis goes to Delhi with Shiv Sena ministers

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today flew to Delhi with four Shiv Sena ministers to discuss farm loan waiver with the Centre even as the budget session of the state legislature is underway.

Sena ministers Subhash Desai, Diwakar Raote, Eknath Shinde and Ramdas Kadam are accompanying Fadnavis.

The visit to Delhi in the middle of session comes against the backdrop of Shiv Sena supporting opposition’s demand of loan waiver for farmers.

The opposition Congress and NCP have said they will not allow the legislature to function if loan waiver is not announced.

Fadnavis termed the demand as politically motivated, made in the aftermath of Congress and NCP’s poor showing in the local body elections.

However he also said that he was willing to take a delegation to the Union Finance and Agriculture Ministers to seek assistance for farmers.