Maharashtra Farmers Protest: Farmers marching to Mumbai for their demands, meeting with ministers

Maharashtra Protest: Thousands of farmers and tribals marching from northern Maharashtra’s Nashik district to Mumbai in support of their demands entered Thane district on Wednesday, even as talks by the state government Farmer representatives had a conversation for about 2 hours with the two ministers who had come for them. Regarding this, two ministers of Maharashtra, Dada Bhuse and Atul Save, also met the representatives of the farmers.

According to the news agency ANI, he said that 14 issues were discussed with the farmers’ representatives and the discussion on 5 demands has been positive. This will be discussed in detail. Apart from this, a request was also made to meet the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister. Tomorrow i.e. on March 16, these people will meet in the ministry. At the same time, if no concrete decision is taken in the meeting, then the march will continue and will reach the assembly on foot.

CM Shinde had appointed two ministers

As soon as this long march reached Thane district on the outskirts of Mumbai city, the government sent Dada Bhuse and Atul Save to talk to these people. Thane district is also the political constituency of CM Eknath Shiden. The protesters started the march carrying red flags from Dindori town in Nashik district, about 200 km from Mumbai, on Sunday.

| We discussed their 14 issues. We accepted and agreed on many issues… We discussed in detail. We request CPI and farmers to meet CM & Dy CM in Mantralaya. CM & Dy CM will meet farmers’ representatives at 3pm in Mantralaya tomorrow: Maharashtra Minister Dada Bhuse

— ANI (@ANI) March 15, 2023

What is the demand of the farmers?

According to news agency PTI, farmers and tribals are leading the assembly in Mumbai city with demands like immediate financial relief of Rs 600 per quintal to onion growers, 12-hour non-stop power supply to farmers and farm loan waiver. marching towards. This march was organized by the CPI.

What does CPI have to say?

CPI MLA Vinod Nikol says that many people are walking barefoot in the temperature close to 40 degree Celsius, the protesters are likely to reach Mumbai on March 20. Shahpur police in Thane district said the members of the morcha would stay at Kalamb village on Thursday before leaving for Mumbai.

Read also: Farmer Protest: People of 5 farmer organizations from Punjab reached Delhi, preparing to march towards Parliament House

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