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Kisan Long March: Fadnavis government accepts farmers’ demands

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 “We have agreed to almost all of their demands. We also agreed to set up a committee to look into the matter of forest land allocation given that they submit a proof of pre-2005 land cultivation,” said Fadnavis.

 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis accepted all the demands of protesting farmers on Monday. The farmers who were protesting at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai in the last phase of their six-day march were demanding the right to till the forest lands, loan waiver and implementation of swaminathan committee recommendations.

The Kisan Long March that began from CBS Chowk in Nashik covered 180 kms in six days. As much as 40000 farmers marched in scorching heat many barefooted walking 35 km per day. The march reached Somaiyya ground in Sion on Sunday. However, to avoid any traffic snags for Mumbaikars, the farmers marched till Azad Maidan overnight.

At 2 PM, the delegation of farmers met CM Fadnavis to convey their demands. After the meeting that lasted for three hours, Fadnavis told the reporters outside the assembly that most of the demands by farmers have been accepted by the government. The Chief minister also promised to set up a committee to transfer forest land used for farming, to tribals and farmers. “We have agreed to almost all of their demands. We also agreed to set up a committee to look into the matter of forest land allocation given that they submit a proof of pre-2005 land cultivation,” said Fadnavis.

The farmers were also agitating against the river linking ptoject that would link rivers in Nashik, Thane and Palghar as it would mean their Tribal lands will be submerged. The farmers also opposed state government’s land acquisition for high-speed railway and super highways projects.

 

The Kisan Long March was organized by CPIM affiliated All India Kisan Sabha. Many state CPIM leaders including Ashok Dhawle, MLA Gavit were present during the march. Agriculture Minister Girish Mahajan too accompanied the farmers as they marched till Azad Maidan.

After their demands were accepted, rhe protest was called off. The central railway announced two special trains from Mumbai to Bhusaval to ferry the farmers back to Nashik.

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Breaking News: Kamal Nath appointed as Madhya Pradesh CM

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Bhopal| Ending the two days long speculations the Congress finally declared Kamal Nath as the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister. However, there will not be a deputy Chief Minister in the Hindi Heartland state. The announcement came after party president Rahul Gandhi met both CM aspirants, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath at his residence in Delhi.

Following their meeting with Gandhi, both the leaders returned to Bhopal where a meeting of legislators was scheduled. While confident Kamal Nath greeted thhe party workers as he reached the party headquarters in Bhopal, Scindia was nowhere to be seen.

Earlier, in the day sources from the Congress party had said that party may handover the reins of Madhya Pradesh to Kamal Nath. The official announcement came after thorough deliberation by the Congress top leadership.

Kamal Nath, the state unit chief of Madhya Pradesh was sent to the state ahead of election campaigning to take over the charge. A close confidante of Gandhi family, Kamal Nath was once described by the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as her third son. The MP from Chhindwara has now been elected as the leader of the ruling party in assembly. He is expected to take oath as the Chief Minister by Friday afternoon.

Congress won 114 seats in the Madhya Pradesh assembly becoming the single largest party. It will form government with the support of 2 BSP and 1 SP MLA.

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Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot ask supporters to maintain peace

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Jaipur | Amid the announcement of the Chief Minister in Rajasthan both Sachin Pilot and Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot have asked thier supporters to maintain peace and decourum in the state.

Ashok Gehlot, one of the probable CM in Rajasthan speaking to media said,” I appeal to workers to maintain calm, they have worked very hard, whatever decisions will be taken will be binding on all. Rahul ji is talking to and consulting all leaders.”

Gehlot further added that a decision will be taken soon, there is nothing to worry. Just wait, the decision has to be taken on CMs of three states so naturally, it takes time. Party president will take a call.

Meanwhile Rajasthan State unit chief and CM candidate Sachin Pilot appeal the supporters to maintain peace in the state. He said,”I appeal to party workers to maintain peace and decorum. I have full faith in the leadership, we will welcome whatever Rahul Gandhi ji and Sonia Gandhi ji decide.” He further added that it is our responsibility to uphold the honour of the party, we are dedicated to the party.”


Sachin pilot further asked the media to not run news based on rumours and only rely on confirmed news. “We will welcome whatever the party leadership decides,” he added.

 

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Pilot and Scindia are the ‘young champions’ : Vijay Mallya

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New Delhi: After winning a strong victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is in every conversation. His triumph is being congratulated from all over social media as well as the party workers. Meanwhile, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya has also given congratulations over this win, but not to Rahul Gandhi but to Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Sachin Pilot is considered to be the next Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and Jyotiraditya Scindia is considered the next Chief Minister in Rajasthan. Mallya has tweeted congratulations to both the candidates and has described them as ‘young champions’.

Mallya, who was accused of absconding several PNB nationals worth nine thousand crore rupees. India is in an attempt to extradite Mallya as soon as possible.

 

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