Big B pays off over 1,300 UP farm­ers’ loans

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Mum­bai: Megas­tar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared the loans of over one thou­sand farm­ers in Ut­tar Pradesh.

“Cleared the loans of farm­ers from Ut­tar Pradesh... se­lect few were booked by me on train from Varanasi, and given OTS (‘OTS: One Time Set­tle­ment with Bank Of In­dia’),” Amitabh tweeted late on Mon­day.

He also per­son­ally met some of them to give them their bank let­ters.

“And then the meet­ing with the farm­ers from UP and the giv­ing of the OTS cer­tifi­cates to a se­lect few from the 1398.

“Let the Laxmi of the house, the daugh­ter give them that. Laxmi the God­dess of wealth. Sh­weta, the daugh­ter, the Laxmi of the house,” he wrote.

He shared his pho­to­graphs with Sh­weta on the blog­post.

Amitabh did the OTS and in­vited 70 farm­ers to Mum­bai by block­ing an en­tire train com­part­ment for them to per­son­ally give away the bank let­ters.

Ear­lier in 2017, the “Piku” star helped over 350 farm­ers by pay­ing off their debts and help­ing the fam­i­lies of 44 Ma­ha­rash­tra sol­dier who died in com­bat.

He had then handed over the amount to the farm­ers and the sol­dier’s fam­i­lies along with his wife Jaya.

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