Farmer Issue: Shiv Sena stages walkout from Lok Sabha

Shiv Sena demanded that immediate relief for farmers

  • Farmer Issue: Shiv Sena stages walkout from Lok Sabha

While the deadlock regarding government formation continues in Maharashtra, the tension could also be seen in the winter session of Parliament that started today. On Monday (November 18) as soon as the session started, Shiv Sena demanded that immediate relief for farmers that were affected by unseasonal rains in parts of Maharashtra and even staged a walkout.

Shiv Sena and the BJP had fought the Maharashtra Assembly elections together as allies but they were unable to form the government as both failed to reach a power-sharing deal and have now drifted apart and President's rule has been imposed in the state. Their stand-off was visible as Shiv Sena were the first amongst opposition parties to stage a protest against the government and started shouting slogans saying, "we need justice for farmers".

Later the other opposition parties too joined the Sena MPs but they even demanded the release of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah from detention. For those unaware, Abdullah has been in detention in Kashmir since August 5 when the Central government abrogated the special status.

Earlier in the day, BJP leader Ashish Shelar announced that his party will not field its candidate to contest the Mumbai Mayor elections scheduled on November 22 as they don't want to ally with any opposition party for the same.

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