Maharashtra: Opposition MLAs demand complete farm loan waiver

Opposition MLAs shouted slogans against the "deaf" government over its alleged inaction on the agrarian concerns

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 01:22 PM IST
article-image
Maharashtra: Opposition MLAs demand complete farm loan waiver | Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: Opposition MLAs in Maharashtra Tuesday staged a protest here alleging agrarian crisis in the state and made a strong pitch for complete farm loan waiver. The legislators held the demonstration in the state legislature premises here for the second day in a row of the ongoing monsoon session.

Congress leaders Prithviraj Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat and NCP's Ajit Pawar and Dhananjay Munde were among the lawmakers who took part in the protest. They shouted slogans against the "deaf" government over its alleged inaction on the agrarian concerns.

"Loan waiver must be given...Maharashtra is reeling under drought, the farmers are in trouble. We are protesting on these issuesto wake the deaf government up," said Munde, who is the leader of opposition in the state Legislative Council.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

8-car mini Vande Bharat trains receive funds from Union budget; to run intercity

8-car mini Vande Bharat trains receive funds from Union budget; to run intercity

Mumbai: Disqualified women fire brigade aspirants didn't meet height criterion, arrived late, says...

Mumbai: Disqualified women fire brigade aspirants didn't meet height criterion, arrived late, says...

Mumbai: Oil spill on JVLR causes traffic snarls in Powai

Mumbai: Oil spill on JVLR causes traffic snarls in Powai

Mumbai Pollution Update: City's AQI remains very poor at 306; mercury at 19.8°C

Mumbai Pollution Update: City's AQI remains very poor at 306; mercury at 19.8°C

Mumbai: Loan App frauds doubled in the city in 2022, states police data

Mumbai: Loan App frauds doubled in the city in 2022, states police data