Maharashtra farmers will be as active, if not more, than their Madhya Pradesh counterparts, they announced on June 8. Their organisation, the Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, has also said that they will walk out of the alliance with the BJP.
They have threatened the Devendra Fadnavis government that if their demands were not met in two days, they will resort to a more intensified stir, which will include rail and road blockades.
Leaders of the farmers’ movement virtually rejected the chief minister’s assurance on farm loan waiver, saying that in the absence of a positive reaction from the government the farmers will take out morchas from June 12 to the collectorates and government offices in all districts. This, they said in Nashik, will be the beginning, to be followed up the next day with the rest of their activity.
The Sanghatana said that they will also go for a ‘Maharashtra shutdown’ on Monday.
—India Legal Bureau