Akhilesh Yadav takes on Amit Shah, says BJP frightened by shaping up of opposition unity

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Taking a jibe at BJP chief Amit Shahs claim that the saffron party will win 73-plus of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in 2019, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said today the BJP was saying this as the shaping up of opposition unity had frightened it. Samajwadi people are ready (for the Lok Sabha elections). What is …

Maharashtra’s revised farm loan waiver to increase state’s burden by Rs 500 crore

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The Maharashtra governments revised farm loan waiver norms, which will increase the number of beneficiaries, will cost the state an additional Rs 500 crore, an official said today. The state government has already spent Rs 15,882 crore for the implementation of its Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Shetkari Sanman Yojana, designed for crop loan waiver, which was announced in June last year. …