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You protest, we’ll talk to farmers: Maharashtra BJP’s answer to Opposition’s Sangharsh yatra

Maha BJP workers and leaders will reach out to farmers and tell them more about the steps taken by the government to tackle the crisis

mumbai Updated: May 18, 2017 23:30 IST
Satyajit Joshi

As a counter to the Opposition’sSangharsh Yatra for farm loan waiver, the Maharashtra unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to undertake a 15-day-long ‘Samvad Yatra’ – a campaign to interact with farmers across the state.

As part of the Sangharsh Yatra, legislators and leaders of the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party and four other opposition parties are holding small meetings with farmers across the state. The third phase of the Sangharsh Yatra is currently in progress and will end on Thursday.

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, while addressing the Maharashtra BJP’s state executive meeting in Chinchwad in Pune on Thursday, said, “During the samvad (dialogue) yatra, BJP leaders and workers will tell farmers about the efforts taken by the government. Around 5 lakh workers will reach 50 lakh families.”

“The Opposition Congress-NCP, who were in power till recently, are responsible for the condition of famers. People don’t trust them. They trust us. So we will reach out to them and apprise them of the steps taken by the government,” the CM said.

Commenting on the Sangharsh Yatra, Fadnavis said, “The Opposition leaders are shameless. The Congress and NCP were in power for three terms, but they did not do anything for farmers.”