Patole announced that Maharashtra would not implement farm laws

Nana Patole

Mumbai : The state Assembly Speaker Nana Patole on Wednesday asserted that the three new contentious agricultural laws passed by Parliament will not be implemented in Maharashtra.

The farmers who have gathered in Mumbai for the past two days in solidarity with thousands of their comrades gearing up for a massive tractor rally in Delhi today against these new pieces of legislation. The state Assembly Speaker Patole addressed the gathering in Mumbai as part of the flag-hoisting ceremony to mark India’s 72nd Republic Day.

Addressing the gathering Patole said that the state government will form a committee to look into these laws. The government will not implement the farm laws in the state. “I am first a farmer, then the occupant of a constitutional post. So, I have come here to support the farmers,” he retorted.