19
Wednesday
September 2018
7:16 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Sena backs farmers' protest march
 
(Mumbai, Mar 12, 2018): The Shiv Sena today threw its weight behind the thousands of farmers who marched from Nashik to Mumbai to highlight their problems and said the party would back them regardless of their red flags.

The saffron party also said the role of leaders with communist ideology -- a red flag usually symbolises communism -- in the agitation for a separate Maharashtra cannot be forgotten.

The CPI(M)-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha is spearheading the protest that turned south Mumbai's Azad Maidan into a sea of red today as thousands of farmers carrying red flags converged there after walking around 180 km from neighbouring Nashik district.

The farmers plan to surround the state Assembly complex to press for their demands of an unconditional loan waiver and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years.

"It is possible that the government may talk of assurances to farmers and even deploy some of its ministers to temporarily confuse them," the Sena, an ally of the ruling BJP in Maharashtra and at the Centre, said in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

"However, seeing their persistence it can be gauged that farmers will not fall prey to any of the tactics," it said.

The Sena added that it would not give importance to what thoughts, organisation and colour the agitation represents.

"They do not have any caste, religion or political ideology...Farmers have red flags in their hands. How can the Sena support them is the question?" it said.

"We may have differences... however, their active participation in the state's agitation, especially for Mumbai, cannot be forgotten...those who do (forget), should be considered enemies of the state," the Sena said.

It noted that Shreepad Amrut Dange, Ahilya Rangnekar and Shahir Annabhau Sathe were leaders with communist ideologies.

"Mill workers and farmers were ready to spill their blood for the Maharashtra movement (held in the 1960s for creation of a separate Marathi-speaking state). Today, they are despondent and committing suicide," the Sena lamented.

Lakhs of farmers are yet to get benefits of the loan waiver scheme, the Sena said, alleging that the government only indulged in advertisements for political benefits.

"Today, thousands of 'Dharma Patils' have come to Mantralaya (the state secretariat) chanting the slogans of 'Jai Kisan'. Their anger and pain will burn the government," it said.

Dharma Patil, a farmer hailing from Dhule district, consumed poison at the state secretariat here last month and died in hospital a few days later.

His family alleged that their land was acquired by the government at a low price for a thermal power plant in Dondaicha, while neighbouring farmers got higher compensation.

He approached authorities many times with his grievance, but in vain, the family alleged.(PTI)


India's first IAS officer Anna Rajam Malhotra dies
'Launched Morcha for bringing change in UP, India'
ISRO to launch 18 missions in next six months
Jinson Johnson wins the prestigious Arjuna Award
Bank Officials Who Loaned To Vijay Mallya May Be Charged Soon: Sources
4,388 CCTV cameras installed across Delhi to ensure security of women, city police tells high court
Maharashtra court issues arrest warrant against AP CM, others
Stalin appoints T R Baalu as DMK principal secretary
Congress veteran D D Lapang quits party
ISRO Spy case: SC awards Rs 50 lakh compensation to Nambi Narayanan
Know What Does Percentile Score Stands for, in JEE Main
Six injured as bus rams into Army vehicle in Baramulla
Govt has brought a new work culture: PM
Suspected militants open fire on police personnel on J&K highway
57 Including Four Children Dead After Bus Falls Into Valley In Telangana
Hyderabad: Two arrested in Nizam’s Museum theft case; artefacts recovered
India joins elite club as the first ever mid-air refuelling of Tejas carried out
National Herald case: HC dismisses pleas of Sonia, Rahul challenging reopening of tax assessment
Modi Government Has Crossed All Limits, Says Manmohan Singh At Bandh
Over speeding bus kills three at Hyderabad
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Varun and Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign
 The Bollywood stars Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma have been signed to promote the Skill India Miss  
Madhuri, Alia, Varun and to share screen
Gautham- Dhanush's Enai Nokki Paayum Thota to release on Diwali
Swathy Reddy ties knot with her love
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Air Tanzania to soon resume direct flights to India
 Cairo, Sep 17 ( PTI) Air Tanzania will soon resume services to India with direct flights to Mumbai f
Imran Khan govt auctions 70 luxury cars as part of austerity drive
Time Magazine sold to Marc Benioff for $190 million
Hurricane Florence: Death toll mounts to 14
KERALA NEWS
Bar bribery case: Court dismisses the vigilance report
 Thiruvananthapuram: The vigilance special court dismissed the report that absolved K.M. Mani from th
State Kalolsavam to be held in December
Actor Captain Raju passes away at 68
Hartal affected normal lives
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.