Ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections, the Congress government of Punjab has announced loan waiver to address the displeasure of the farmers. Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said to waive off loans up to Rs 2 lakh of farmers. Apart from this, the loan of landless laborers will also be waived off. This loan waiver announcement is coming to the fore when the farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni has formed his new party, the Samyukta Sangharsh Party, in the state. It is clear from this move of Congress that it does not want to take any kind of risk in the upcoming elections.