Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray again stood against its alliance party Bharatiya Janta Party. Uddhav Thackeray had warned BJP that until the government takes any firm decision on farmers loan waiver they will not let the session proceed.
Cabinet Minister and Sena leader Ram Kadam while talking to Mumbai Live said that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has directed them to keep demanding loan waiver to farmers in the assembly. Ram Kadam further added Sena will fight for farmers even on the road. At the ongoing session, They will not allow the House to function until state government declare complete loan waiver to farmers.
The Maharashtra Assembly has not been able to function for an entire week because of the united opposition from Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
On last Wednesday, Shiv Sena MLA’s also joined in. Even Sena ministers participated in a protest held at Vidhan Bhavan. Interestingly, to counter the growing narrative over loan waiver, even BJP MLAs held separate protests at Vidhan Bhavan premises on the same issue.
The state government will present its budget on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Congress, NCP and Sena MLAs demand loan waivers for farmers. However, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has maintained a clear position. That even they are also of the opinion of giving relief to farmers through loan waiver. But before that, we need to see that the actual needy farmers get the benefits and not the banks.