Nirmohi Akhara, among the main plaintiffs in the case before the SC, disapproved of the Centre’s move, arguing it could lead to communal disharmony.
Farmers were required to mention their Aadhaar number and attach a copy of their Aadhaar card to the loan waiver form.
The UP cabinet may also discuss this issue at a meeting being held by CM Yogi Adityanath in Prayagraj today.
A senior BJP functionary in UP told ET that the Cabinet meeting in Prayagraj has been deliberately scheduled for a day ahead of the VHP’s Dharm Sansad.
This has been achieved by weeding out as many as 80 million fake beneficiaries from records, the government said.
Traditional farmers conserving old, traditional seeds and promoting organic farming like Kamala Pujhari, Rajkumari Devi, Babulal Dahiya and Hukumchand Patidar were awarded as well.
The government on Friday said nearly 57% of the 5.56 million beneficiary farmers would soon have their outstanding loans of over Rs 50,000 waived .
Scindia termed his own assignment, of handling West UP, as “a very challenging one” given the strong presence of other parties like the SP, BSP, RLD and BJP .
This strategy of focusing on the 1.4 lakh booths — Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot — was the brainchild of Shah when he was the in-charge of UP in the 2014 elections.
Sadhna Singh, the BJP MLA from Mughalsarai, had made the remarks last week at a rally whose video is freely available online.
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