Opposition leader, Maharashtra Legislative Council and Congress Politician Dhananjay Munde during the Maharashtra Legislature winter session 2016 in Nagpur spoke to the media about Maharashtra state government’s failure to give relief to the onion farmers.
Here’s what he said:
“Since the last year, farmers who produce onions are in extreme problems and the state government has failed to give any relief to these farmers through their different schemes. These farmers should have gotten 50% subsidy on onions as per a proposal sent by central government to the state government. The central government in the last eight months have written twelve letters to Maharashtra state government asking to revert about the proposal and still the state government did not revert back. This is the reason why the onion farmers did not get the subsidy.”
Munde furthur added, “The onion farmers have never been in a trouble like this but today they are because of the state government. What’s even more unfortunate is that one of these letters was sent to the Devendra Fadnavis led government on September 26 by Cabinet minister Nitin Gadkari who’s a senior BJP leader from Maharashtra but still nothing was done. This itself makes it clear that this state government is against the farmers. The BJP-Sena government is systematically wiping the entire community of farmers in Maharashtra.”