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‘Won’t leave till water reaches villages’

mumbai Updated: Apr 18, 2013 01:42 IST
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Days after the Bombay high court ordered the state to release water to the Ujjani dam in Solapur, thousands of farmers from the district gathered outside the Mantralaya in protest, saying the government had turned a blind eye to the issue.

The farmers have been agitating in Mumbai at the Azad Maidan for more than two months and have made several attempts to meet the chief minister over the past few days.

The CM had assured them on March 22 that water will reach their villages within a week, but this has not happened yet.

The farmers on Tuesday also protested on the streets of Marine Lines to voice their disappointment.

“We will not leave the city until water reaches our villages,” said Bhaiyya Deshmukh, leader of Solapur Janhit Shetkari Sanghtatna.