Farmers from more than 21 district of Maharashtra set-off to march 180 km to Mumbai to protest against the farm laws.
“This march is being held to support and expand the historic two month long farmers struggle in Delhi for the repeal of the three farm laws and for a central law to guarantee a remunerative MSP and procurement all over the country,” AIKS national president Dr Ashok Dhawale said.
“Our main demands are that the three anti-farmer, anti-people and pro-corporate farm laws be repealed. We want enactment of a central law guaranteeing remunerative MSP and procurement. We are also seeking the withdrawal the Electricity Amendment Bill, repeal the four Labour Codes, vest all forest, temple and pasture lands etc in the names of the tillers, and resume the implementation of the Mahatma Phule Loan Waiver Scheme for farmers, which had been suspended due to the Covid pandemic,” Dhawale said.
Few members of NCP along with the chief Sharad Pawar are also expected to attend the mega rally tomorrow which will be held at the iconic Axad Maidan. The state Congress unit has already extended its support to the protest.