More than 20,000 farmers, Adivasis to march towards Mumbai

The farmers and Adivasis will be marching towards Mumbai to mark their protest against the government for not being able to fulfil their demands

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More than 20,000 farmers and Adivasis will march in Mumbai on November 22 towards Vidhan Bhawan to press their demands and demonstrate against the establishment for not being able to fulfil their promises.

Earlier in March, Mumbaikars witnessed a sea of red after 50,000 farmers marched from Nashik to Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on foot. Then, their demands focused on the loan waiver and other fundamental needs.

While addressing the media on Wednesday, in a press conference at Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Lok Sangharsh Morcha President Pratibha Shinde informed that the protesting farmers and Adivasis will gather in Thane on November 21 and on the next day, they will march towards Azad Maidan or Mantralaya.

Shinde further informed that earlier, the state government assured the farmers of loan waiver. However, the banks are not providing crop loans to the farmers. Also, the farmers are earning less than the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crop production.

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As per the government’s assurances, the farmers’ demands should have been completed by September 12. However, that was a possibility which was never fulfilled. Earlier, the farmers sent 20,000 postcards to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis notifying him of the unfulfilled promises.

During the winter session of Maharashtra Assembly, which is scheduled to commence from November 19, the farmers from Vidarbha, Marathwada, and North Maharashtra will be participating in the protest. In this march, activists and politicians such as Rajendra Singh and Yogender Yadav will also participate.

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