Uddhav Thackeray recounted how when farmers took out a similar “long march” in 2019, he got his son Aditya Thackeray and other senior leaders to meet the farmers, understand their problems and arrange for food and water to be sent to them for relief. .
Former Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray has expressed his displeasure that the government is yet to talk to the farmers who have been making the “long march” of 175 km from Nashik to Mumbai in Maharashtra for the last two days. He advised CM Eknath Shinde to go and meet those farmers. An angry Udav Thackeray said it was sad that farmers had to take out such a march. Farmers are food providers for the country. Why can’t the government go there to meet them and resolve their demands.
Uddhav Thackeray told how, when the farmers did a similar ‘long march’ in 2019, he had his son Aditya Thackeray and other senior leaders meet the farmers, understand their problems and arrange food and water for them, they sent me to i help. Thackeray recalled how the country’s farmers ensured that the country got food even during the coronavirus pandemic and now they deserve help during this crisis.
Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar also urged the state government to meet the agitating farmers and address their grievances. And CPM MP Vinod Nikol urged the Government to meet the farmers, saying that thousands of women also participated in the last long march and faced great problems during the long march under the hot sun.
Meanwhile, the opposition Maha Vikas Agadi of Congress, NCP and Shiv Sena (UBT) extended their support to 20,000 farmers who marched from Nashik to Mumbai under the leadership of the All India Kisan Samithi (AIKS). This “Long March” of farmers should put pressure on the government to implement its 17-point charter. This is the third long march of farmers in Maharashtra in the last 5 years.
The main demands of the agitating farmers of the state include ex-gratia of Rs 600 per quintal for the distressed onion growers and Rs 2000 per quintal for the next season’s onion and issues related to soybean, arhar, cotton, green gram, milk and ASHA workers etc. Better reward value for. Apart from this, along with electricity bill waiver, loan waiver, arrangements for adequate compensation for crop damage due to calamity or unseasonal rain and hail are also included in the main demands.