Latur, Oct 13: A 72-hour-long starvation strike led by BJP leaders, looking for monetary help for farmers affected by heavy rains and floods in Maharashtra’s Marathwada area, together with Latur district, concluded right here on Wednesday evening with the opposition get together vowing to maintain combating for the welfare of agriculturists. The starvation strike began on Monday and ended hours after the Maharashtra authorities introduced monetary help of Rs 10,000 crore for farmers whose crops have been broken attributable to heavy rains. The reduction bundle drew criticism from BJP leaders, together with Devendra Fadnavis.
Agricultural crops on over 55 lakh hectares of land have been broken because of the extraordinarily heavy rainfall between June and October this yr. To supply some help to farmers, the Maharashtra authorities has determined to provide monetary help of Rs 10,000 crore to the affected farmers, an official assertion stated in Mumbai. Nonetheless, in Latur, former state minister and BJP MLA Sambhajirao Patil Nilangekar, who was a part of the agitation, termed the help as insufficient and stated the MVA goverment has made “enjoyable of farmers”.
The BJP will continue to fight till farmers get justice, he said.The hunger strike, led by Patil Nilangekar, had started at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Chowk in Latur with 127 farmers from the district.
The BJP leader lambasted NCP president Sharad Pawar, whose party is an ally in the MVA government, saying he has ignored the plight of farmers in Marathwada.”The reduction bundle introduced by the federal government will not be acceptable. The Chief Minister might have forgotten that Marathwada is a part of Maharashtra,” Patil Nilangekar said.
Although the hunger strike has concluded, a much stronger and bigger agitation in a different form will be launched in support of farmers in the future, he said.The MVA government is “harassing” farmers for the final two years, Patil Nilangekar alleged.
As many as 14 farmers, out of the 127 who took half within the starvation strike, needed to be admitted to hospitals after their well being deteriorated they usually fell unconscious.Former CM Fadnavis, who just about expressed assist for the starvation strike, stated the help introduced by the state authorities amounted to creating mockery of farmers.
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