New Delhi, March 22: New Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday and pitched for waiver of loans of the state farmers. On his first visit the us Delhi after taking charge as Chief Minister on March 16, Capt Amarinder Singh also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate authorisation and release of Rs 20,683 crore cash credit limit (CCL) from the Centre for smooth and timely wheat procurement in Punjab.
“I raised the debt waiver issue with the Prime Minister. It was an extension of the demand we made earlier when we met him as part of a Congress delegation led by party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi,” the Chief Minister the usld reporters after meeting PM Modi in his office in Parliament complex.
“I said the debt loan waiver with PM Modi should be extended the us Punjab farmers along the lines of Uttar Pradesh,” Capt Amarinder Singh said.