Scam bigger than Rafale

Gaurav Noronha

More recently, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has attacked the Modi government’s crop insurance scheme in a series of tweets claiming that it was designed to profit insurance companies at the cost of farmers.

He claimed that insurance firms have made a profit of Rs.6460 crore in 2016-17, which is likely to jump to Rs.8000-9000 crore in 2017-18.

With an eye on the upcoming elections, Chidambaram mentioned that most of the 84 lakh farmers who withdrew from the scheme are from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.