Vadodara activists who sat on fast-unto-death, demanding reduction in milk rates, last week, have now sought support from noted social activist Anna Hazare in their fight against “corruption”. According to the activists, who were evicted by the police two days into their fast after their permission to fast was terminated, have requested Anna to fight the cause of the common man.
Activists Atul Sabhai Gamechi, Jitendra Chandwani and Hardik Prajapati have written to Hazare, stating that “political interests” do not want the price of milk to be reduced across the country and it is time for another agitation.
The activists, who were part of the series of fast protests held by Hazare in 2012 as India Against Corruption movement, have said, “First, the milk prices were increased as the prices of diesel and petrol were on the rise. But, now, the price of fuels have been reduced. Even now, the milk prices across the country remain sky high. We have learnt that the milk cooperatives are creating a shortage of milk by diverting more milk to produce other products for export.”
The letter urges Hazare to take the issue to a national level, even outside Vadodara to “create awareness” among the minds of the people about the steep milk prices.