Mumbai: Nearly 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra entered Mumbai, on Sunday 11 March afternoon. The almost 35,000-strong group of farmers from the All India Kisan Sabha are demanding proper implementation of
the Maharashtra government’s loan waiver scheme, among a list of other demands, that they claim are
They are all set to protest outside the state Assembly in Mumbai on Monday 12 March morning.
A delegation of the Maharashtra Govt will meet the protesting farmers on 12 March and has promised to
fulfill their demands
Nearly 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai on Sunday, 11 March
The farmers are demanding the implementation of the loan waiver scheme and the Swaminathan Commission
The farmers marched from Nashik to Mumbai, covering the 180-kilometer journey on foot
When In Mumbai, they will ‘gherao’ the Maharashtra Assembly on Monday 12 March, they said
Shiv Sena Chairperson Aditya Thackeray met the farmers of All India Kisan Sabha and interacted with
them shortly after the 30,000 strong group of protesters entered Mumbai.
Thackeray said, “Shiv Sena is with the farmers, not just in principle, but on the ground as well. We stand
by them,” CNN News-18 reported.
All Shiv Sainiks, whether they are ministers, MPs, MLAs or local leaders, will try to remove your difficulties
. You said ‘Lal Salaam to me.’ I say to you, ‘Jai Maharashtra.’ Whatever our (political)
colour may be, we are people who are rooted to the ground. Our troubles are the same.
CNN News-18 reported that the first round of talks had failed, with the leaders of the farmers’ protest
stating that “no discussion had been held.”
Sitaram Yechury also hit out at the BJP Government in a tweet, stating that “farmers should get their
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Girish Mahajan assured that the government would look into the farmers’
demands and fulfill them, after holding a preliminary meeting with the leaders of the farmers
association, the All India Kisan Sabha, CNN News-18 reported.
“The government will look into the demands of the farmers’ and fulfill them. A more comprehensive
official delegation will meet with them tomorrow,” Mahajan told CNN-News18.