Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Kangana Ranaut, not you: Pawar tells farmers
The rally is part of the call given by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the Delhi protests, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
Hitting out at Centre for not paying attention to the demands of protesting farmers at Delhi border, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Monday said those in power do not care about farmers in the country.
“It’s unfortunate that those who are in power don’t care about farmers,” said Pawar. While addressing a rally at Azad Maidan in Mumbai where over 6,000 farmers from across 21 districts in Maharashtra arrived in a convoy of 500 vehicles to begin their three-day sit-in in solidarity with protesting farmers at the Delhi border.
Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Kangana Ranaut
"You are going to Raj Bhavan to meet the Governor. Maharashtra has never seen such a Governor before. He has the time to meet Kangana (Ranaut) but not the farmers. It was the moral responsibility of the Governor to come here & meet you," NCP chief Sharad Pawar told farmers.
Also, the farmers have gathered under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha’s (AIKS) Maharashtra unit. The rally is part of the call given by Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the Delhi protests, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26. More farmers are expected to join the gathering on Monday.
The farmers taking part in the vehicle rally converged at Azad Maidan on January 24 and began a three-day sit-in. On January 25, a massive rally will be taken to Raj Bhavan and a memo will be submitted to the Governor. On January 26, there will be a Republic Day flag hoisting at Azad Maidan.
The Delhi Police had on Sunday allowed the farmers’ tractor march in the city on Republic Day and finalised three routes after a week of meetings between farmers and senior police officers, putting in place adequate security arrangements. In addition, Haryana authorities have also advised people to avoid travelling to the national capital.