On Thursday, the first day of the winter session of the maharashtra Assembly, the opposition demonstrated at the

Vidhan Bhavan here demanding farm loan waiver, bonus on paddy crop and higher minimum support price (MSP)

for cotton and soybean. Senior leaders of maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), including shiv sena (UBT), Sharad Pawar-

led faction of congress PARTY' target='_blank' title='nationalist congress party-Latest Updates, Photos, Videos are a click away, CLICK NOW'>nationalist congress party (NCP) and congress, wore garlands made of orange and cotton and

raised slogans against the government.

Issues related to farmers remained dominant

He demanded immediate relief to farmers in the form of loan waiver, bonus of Rs 1,000 on paddy crop and MSP

of Rs 14,000 and Rs 18,000 for cotton and soybean respectively. The winter session of maharashtra Assembly is

likely to run from december 7 to december 20. leader of opposition in the Assembly, Vijay Wadettiwar, while

talking to reporters, said that farmers have been hit by unseasonal rains while lakhs of farmers are not getting

proper MSP for cotton and soybean. Wadettiwar said, “The government is only doing ‘Panchnama’ (survey) and

announcements. We want funds in the accounts of farmers and not announcements.

What did the MVA leaders say?

Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Ambadas Danve, State congress President Nana Patole, ncp leaders

Jayant Patil and Anil Deshmukh and congress leaders ashok chavan and balasaheb thorat and other MVA

leaders also participated in the protest. Danve said that due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm, farmers have been

seriously affected. He demanded loan waiver for farmers. Meanwhile, Kasba Peth mla and congress leader

Ravindra Dhangekar demanded action against ministers having links with drug smuggler Lalit Patil. He also

demanded the arrest of sanjeev Thakur, former dean of Sassoon Hospital, Pune.


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