NCP chief Sharad Pawar may declare agitation against BJP government in Maharashtra
Pawar has called party’s executive committee meeting on Tuesday, which is expected to take a decision on the issuemumbai Updated: Oct 03, 2017 15:45 IST
Irked by the delay in providing loan waiver benefits to farmers, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) led by Sharad Pawar is likely to declare an agitation against the BJP-led state government on Tuesday.
Pawar has called party’s executive committee meeting on Tuesday, which is expected to take a decision on the issue.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis declared a Rs34,022-crore farm loan waiver, following an unprecedented farmers’ strike in June. However, the government imposed a cap of Rs1.5 lakh for each farmer and imposed several conditions as eligibility criteria, which is being opposed by the farmers’ outfits and opposition parties, including the NCP.
Farmers’ outfits have also announced a state-wide agitation against the state government on October 20.
Pawar is likely to speak on Rane’s new political outfit — Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha.
The NCP chief too had left Congress to form the NCP in 1999.
The senior leader is likely to speak on Elphinstone Road stampede tragedy in which 23 people had loss their lives.
First Published: Oct 03, 2017 15:45 IST