Maharashtra dairy farmers call off strike after govt accepts key demand, hikes milk price to Rs 25 per litre from 21 July
An end to the four-day agitation by dairy farmers appeared in sight on Thursday, with the Maharashtra government announcing that it had accepted a key demand of the protesters.
The 20-month-old Fadnavis government will fill up portfolios rendered vacant after the resignation of senior minister Eknath Khadse over corruption charges in June.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to expand his Council of Ministers before the Winter Session of the state legislature, scheduled from 7 December in Nagpur.
Political observers say that the major discontent among the smaller allies is due to their no representation in the state government.
Modi took fight to the Pawar stronghold in Baramathi where the family is already facing mass scale anger. Has he tipped the scales in favour of the BJP?
The four small alliance partners include Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India, the Raju Shetty-led Swabhimani hetkari Sanghatana, the Mahadev Jankar-led Rashtriya Samaj Paksha and expelled NCP leader Vinayak Mete's Shiv Sangram Party have decided to stay with BJP.