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Maharashtra farmer’s march, Agitators’ delegation to meet CM Fadnavis


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Farmers March led by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, the protesting farmers’ demands include better implementation of farm loan waiver scheme, fair prices for their produce.The farmers reached Azad Maidan in south Mumbai early in the morning.
Over 35,000 farmers from across Maharashtra, who embarked on a ‘Long March’ from Nashik on March 6 to press their various demands, arrived at Azad Maidan early on Monday.
Apart from the Opposition parties, the Shiv Sena, a partner in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition, has also vocally supported the agitation.
The state government reached out to farmers, promising to meet their demands, but farmers’ leaders said they will press on with the protest at Vidhan Bhavan.
There is no question of compromise, says Nawale, who is at Azad Maidan. “This is not a political issue. The government must respect farmers. We have marched more than 100km and will go back only when all our demands are fulfilled.”
Water resources minister Girish Mahajan, also guardian minister of Nashik, says 80% of their demands will be met. The committee of ministers will meet once a week and ensure time-bound compliance of demands.

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