The congress party in Maharashtra is trying to shake off its image of a party that invariably supports industry.
This explains why the state party has asked the Maharashtra govt to promote the interests of farmers by standing guarantee for the loans to be provided by the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank.
According to the party, the harvesting season has started and lakhs of farmers badly need bank loans.
Talking to reporters, the state party president listed some of the districts where farmers are in a bad way. He would soon lead a delegation and meet the Chief Minister, he added.