Rajasthan’s Congress Government Directed Cooperative Banks To Not Grant Loans To Farmers, Alleges JavadekarUnion HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Senior BJP leader and union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday (27 April) alleged that the Congress-led Rajasthan Government has directed cooperative banks to not grant loans to farmers, reports Economic Times (ET).

He has also claimed that cooperative banks in Rajasthan have no money to grant further funds since they have not yet been compensated by the state government for the loan waivers it has announced.

Also riposting to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's allegation that the central government has not provided money to the state, Javadekar said that the state government has written no such letter to the Centre seeking funds to compensate the nationalised banks for farm loan waivers.

Javadekar also asserted that many of the BJP-ruled states have arranged for the farm loan waivers on their own.

Javadekar is BJP's election in-charge for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and was talking to the media, with only a few hours to go before the campaigning ended in Jodhpur constituency.

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