Mumbai - Farmers' loan waiver has become a major poll plank in the elections being held in Uttar Pradesh.
The echoes of the concept have reached the shores of Maharashtra and the state's Shiv Sena leaders are now pressing for the same here. Veteran Sena leaders met with the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to ask for similar waivers in Maharashtra on Wednesday night. Present at the meeting were State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote, MLA Ramdas Kadam, MLA Eknath Shinde, State Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Deepak Sawant and MLA Deepak Kesarkar.
The closed door meeting attracted much speculation, with media kept guessing whether the Sena leaders were at Varsha to offer their much talked about resignations on the eve of BMC elections. When the frenzied media cornered Raote after the meeting, he nonchalantly pulled out a piece of paper from his pocket, and said that he carries his resignation all the time with him.
The question now is - will those resignations stay in the pockets till the elections blow over?