With no word from the Bhartiya Janata Party-led state government over loan waiver for distressed farmers, the Opposition has now decided to launch a pan-Maharashtra protest to keep the heat on the government.
The Opposition has decide to launch its pan-Maharashtra protest by holding three rallies across Nanded, Ahmednagar and Bhandara-Gondia. The call for protest comes after the Opposition concluded its Sangharsh Yatra at Sawantwadi in Sindhudurg district last Thursday.
“We have decided to hold rallies at three districts that weren’t covered during the Sangharsh Yatra. The protest rallies will begin by the end of this month,” said Jitendra Awhad, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader.
Sources said the protests will start at district-level, which will witness participation of senior leaders of the Opposition parties.
“We are also planning to raise the issue during the three-day special session of the state legislature called for clearing Goods and Service Tax (GST) ratification bill on May 20. The strategy for which will be finalised in a day or two,” said a senior Congress leader.
Sena to hold rally in Nashik seeking loan waiver
Shiv Sena, an ally of the BJP in the state government, will be holding a farmer’s rally in Nashik today. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Raju Shetti, chief of Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathana (SSS), another ally of the BJP in the state, will take part in the rally to demand loan waiver for farmers. Sena has also announced to similar rally at Vidhan Bhavan, Mumbai, during the monsoon session of the state legislature in July.