Kisan Sabha warns of agitation across Maharashtra if no relief given to rain-hit farmers, condemns detention of PJP MLA Bacchu Kadu

Farmers from across Maharashtra will launch an agitation if they are not provided immediate relief and assistance for crop damage due to unseasonal rains, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha said on Thursday

Press Trust of India November 14, 2019 18:22:32 IST
Kisan Sabha warns of agitation across Maharashtra if no relief given to rain-hit farmers, condemns detention of PJP MLA Bacchu Kadu
  • All India Kisan Sabha's Ajit Navale demanded that a 'wet drought' be declared in the state, which is under President's rule since Tuesday

  • The organisation also said that farmers from across Maharashtra will launch an agitation if they are not provided immediate relief for crop damage due to unseasonal rains

  • It also condemned the detention of Prahar Janshakti Party's newly-elected MLA Bacchu Kadu and several farmers in Mumbai on Thursday while they were taking out a protest march to Raj Bhawan

  • Navale said an all-party delegation should go to Delhi to seek assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund

Mumbai: Farmers from across Maharashtra will launch an agitation if they are not provided immediate relief and assistance for crop damage due to unseasonal rains, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha said on Thursday.

It also condemned the detention of Prahar Janshakti Party's newly-elected MLA Bacchu Kadu and several farmers in Mumbai on Thursday while they were taking out a protest march to Raj Bhawan over their various demands, including non-payment of crop insurance and loan waiver.

Kisan Sabha warns of agitation across Maharashtra if no relief given to rainhit farmers condemns detention of PJP MLA Bacchu Kadu

Representational image. Reuters.

The pro-farmer outfit's Maharashtra secretary Ajit Navale demanded that a "wet drought" be declared in the state, which is under President's rule since Tuesday.

"Leaders of various political parties are going to the farmers only for a photo-session as tourists. They forget the farmers as soon as they return to Mumbai," he said in a statement issued here.

Navale said an all-party delegation should go to Delhi to seek assistance from the National Disaster Relief Fund.

The impasse over government formation should end soon and farmers should get immediate relief, he said, adding that crop insurance payments should be done as per the new 'panchnamas' (assessment), Navale said.

"The Kisan Sabha will stage protests outside the offices of all tehsildars (revenue officers) during the week and if there is a delay in providing relief, farmers will start a statewide agitation," he said.

Navale, however, did not specify any date for the statewide protest.

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