Congress, NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis, seek complete loan waiver

Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver.

Press Trust of India June 18, 2019 17:09:45 IST
Congress, NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis, seek complete loan waiver
  • On Tuesday, Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver

  • The legislators held the demonstration in the state legislature premises for the second consecutive day of the ongoing monsoon session

  • Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat and NCP's Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde were among the lawmakers who took part in the protest

Mumbai: On Tuesday, Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra staged a protest alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver. The legislators held the demonstration in the state legislature premises for the second consecutive day of the ongoing monsoon session.

Congress NCP leaders stage protests in Maharashtra legislature premises over agrarian crisis seek complete loan waiver

File image of NCP leader Dhananjay Munde. Twitter/@dhananjay_munde

Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat and NCP's Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde were among the lawmakers who took part in the protest. They shouted slogans against the "deaf" government over its alleged inaction on the agrarian concerns.

"Loan waiver must be given. Maharashtra is reeling under drought, the farmers are in trouble. We are protesting on these issues to wake the deaf government up," said Munde, who is the leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council.

 

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