Maharashtra agrarian crisis: Sharad Pawar dubs CM’s allegations as “childish”

"None of the political parties have taken part in the strike called by farmers. The chief minister's allegations are childish. This is a strike of farmers and led by their representatives only", Sharad Pawar said.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published:June 4, 2017 11:21 am
NCP chief Sharad Pawar, farmers Strike in Maharashtra, Maharashtra news, Strike in Maharashtra, Farmers in Maharashtra, India news, national news, Latest news “The strike has taken place only because the government had fallen asleep.” The chief minister has tried to create a rift between farmers to stop the strike,” Pawar alleged.

The farmers’ stir took place as the Fadnavis government had “fallen asleep”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said, dubbing as childish the chief minister’s allegation that some people wanted to create a situation of anarchy in Maharashtra by using farmers.Devendra Fadnavis had yesterday announced the “biggest-ever” farm loan waiver amid the statewide agitation by cultivators who stalled movement of vegetables and milk over their demands.

As some sections of protesting agriculturists refused to call off the agitation, Fadnavis, without naming the Opposition Congress and NCP, alleged that “some people are trying to create anarchy in the state” by using farmers. eacting to it, Pawar said, “None of the political parties have taken part in the strike called by farmers. The chief minister’s allegations are childish. This is a strike of farmers and led by their representatives only.”

“There is no point in giving a political colour to their agitation. Doing so does not suit the chief minister’s post,” Pawar said in Ratnagiri late last evening.

He also said that, “The strike has taken place only because the government had fallen asleep.” The chief minister has tried to create a rift between farmers to stop the strike,” Pawar alleged.

Fadnavis yesterday said that the government will waive loans of farmers with small land-holding, and 80 per cent of such farmers in Vidarbha and Marathwada will benefit. We have announced the biggest-ever loan waiver for farmers, much more than what had been given by the previous government,” he said.

Fadnavis said a committee will be formed to decide the details of loan waiver and it will ensure that needy farmers are not left out while wrong persons do not benefit, which happened in earlier loan waivers. The committee will have representatives of farmers too.

While the chief minister agreed to grant the main demand of farmers, which was loan waiver, it emerged yesterday that there was no consensus among their leaders about calling off the protest, which continued in many places, blocking supply of milk and vegetables leading to their prices soaring in cities, including Mumbai. Also, at least 113 farmers were held during the protests across the state for resorting to violent methods like damaging public property, arson, etc, police earlier said.

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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 6, 2017 at 4:36 pm
    NCP and Pawar both lost its credibility long back after the scms and loots are got exposed both at UPA and in the State where Congress and NCP ruled jointly and you are known for the "Collective" loot policy and we all knew how you had spoiled BCCI and the court thrown all those collective looters from BCCI is itself an proof of your capabilities and it is better to quit politics and retire from active life if good sense prevails !!!Do not shed crocodile tears and the people of the State knows who are behind the Farmers strike !!!
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    din
    Jun 4, 2017 at 9:53 pm
    congressi crook insiting farmers (he gave fake loans to farmer with 35 interest)
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