Amaravathi sources stated that Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS jagan threw a challenge at leader of opposition, Chandrababu Naidu, on the issue of zero interest loans to farmers. Meanwhile YS jagan clarified that under the TDP regime, farmers did not get zero interest loans from 2014-19 and the chief minister was responding to a TDP MLA, Nimmala Rama Naidu's claim that zero interest loans were not being introduced for the first time as stated by the chief minister and that the kiran KUMAR' target='_blank' title='click here to read more about kiran KUMAR'>kiran kumar Reddy government had introduced zero interest loans to farmers.
Furthermore YS jagan nailed the TDP chief's false claims in the assembly that the TDP had disbursed zero interest loans to farmers and threw a challenge to Chandrababu asking him whether he was prepared to resign if he was proved wrong and he also criticized Chandrababu for diverting the topic. Moreover the Andhra Pradesh chief minister demanded to know from the TDP members how much the Chandrababu government had disbursed during the TDP government's term.
Apparently YS jagan pointed out that though the Chandrababu government had allocated funds under zero interest loans to farmers, the amounts were not released. Further YS jagan observed that the interest amount alone would be over Rs. 15,000 crores and wondered what the TDP government had paid to farmers in such a scenario.