Farmers to march from Nashik to Mumbai on Feb 20


Nashik :- Accusing the government of not fulfilling the promises made so far, All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS) have said that they will take out a long march on February 20 from Nashik to Mumbai.

Despite chief minister Devendra Fadnavi’s assurances none of the demands were fulfilled therefore the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) decided to protest against the Maharashtra government, a farmer part of the protest said.

The AIKS member also confirmed that a second long march from Nashik to Mumbai would go ahead as planned. Dr Ashok Dhawale, AIKS president said “This time the number of protesters and farmers will be double because tribal farmers feel that this government has cheated them.”

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The farmers will begin their march from Nashik on February 20 and will reach Mumbai on February 27 as the state legislative session starts on February 25. The farmers’ demands include immediate drought relief, loan waiver, MSP at one-and-a-half the full cost of production, a pro-farmer insurance scheme and increased pensions.