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maharashtra: shetkari sanghatana steps up agitation, says it will not let cane c


written by partha sarathi biswas | pune | published:november 1, 2017 4:16 am swabhimani shetkari sanghatanarelated newsstepping up its protest against the loan waiver, the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (sss) on monday threatened that it will not let the cane crushing season, which is set to begin on november 1, start. members of the group stopped the transport of cane to sugar mills. sss, the farmers’ body, has decided to obstruct the transportation of cane to push for their demand of first installment payment of rs 3,400 per tonne.so far, 120 crushing licences have been issued by the office of the sugar commissioner. however, most mills in the sugar belt of sangli and kolhapur have decided to postpone their operations in view of the action taken by the sanghatna. members of the fa...






will create singur-like situation, says mp against samruddhi corridor project


written by benita chacko | mumbai | published:april 27, 2017 4:21 am swabhimani party mp and founder-member of the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana raju shetti (file photo)protesting the proposed construction of the maharashtra samruddhi corridor, swabhimani party mp and founder-member of the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana raju shetti has threatened to create a “singur-like situation” in the state if the government went ahead with the project. speaking at a farmers’ protest organised in shahapur taluka, shetti said: “if the government doesn’t call off this project, there will be a singur-like situation in the state…. the city’s water supply comes from shahapur. you cut that and i will stop the supply of milk and vegetables, then let’s see how they go ahead with the proje...






swabhimani shetkari sanghatana quits nda


written by parthasarathi biswas | pune | published:august 31, 2017 8:27 am over the last two years, relations between raju shetti and the bjp have not been cordial. filetop newsafter blowing hot and cold for several months, the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana wednesday officially severed its ties with the ruling nda, complaining of centre’s “anti-farmer” policies. party leader and mp raju shetti announced the official departure while addressing a press conference here wednesday.“our decision to align with bjp was based on the promises made by prime minister narendra modi prior to the polls. he had talked about implementation of recommendations of the swaminathan committee and pro-farmer policies. however, in the three-and-a-half years of their rule, they have repeatedly gon...






jet airways flight leaves without mp shetti, airline apologises


written by neha kulkarni | mumbai | published:june 15, 2017 3:14 am swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (ss) mp raju shettytop newsswabhimani shetkari sanghatana (ss) mp from hatkanangale, raju shetti, lashed out at jet airways after a delhi-bound flight took off without him at the chhatrapati shivaji international airport (csia) on wednesday morning. questioning the airline’s security protocol, shetti, who led the farmers’ march to mumbai from pune last month, said he had a boarding pass and was not informed before the gate was closed.shetti had booked a business class ticket for the delhi bound jet airways flight 9w 762 scheduled to depart at 6.05 am. “i reached the airport at 5 am and had taken a boarding pass for the flight. as there was an hour left for the departure, i made my ...






45-year-old farmer ends life after ‘public humiliation by finance company offici


written by manoj more | aurangabad | published:october 11, 2017 4:55 am swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (sss) chief raju shetti said his workers have approached the police and demanded strict action against officials of the finance companies “we will take out a morcha in latur to protest against continuous humiliation of farmers which is forcing them to take the extreme step,” shetti told this paper on tuesday.related newsfarmer suicides in marathwada continue to spiral, with 723 deaths recorded till monday in a span of nine months since january this year. on monday evening, a 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide after he was “publicly” humiliated in front of the villagers of khuntephal in latur district by two private finance company officials.swabhimani shetkari san...






time to take farmers’ fight to national level: swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti


written by manoj more | pune | published:june 12, 2017 2:17 am shetti with other farmer leaders in mumbai. ganesh shirsekarminutes after an inter-ministerial committee and farmer leaders agreed upon a complete loan waiver for farmers in maharashtra, swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti, who heads the state’s largest farmer outfit, swabhimani shetkari sanghatana, announced that they would now take the fight to the doorsteps of the narendra modi government. “after first fighting shy of conceding to farmers’ demands, the devendra fadnavis government has finally seen reason and announced a complete loan waiver,” said shetti.he added that they were mobilising farmers from across the country to take the fight to the national level. “farmer leaders from across the country will hold the...






pune: mp raju shetti starts yatra, aide stays away


by: express news service | pune | published:may 23, 2017 1:32 am mp raju shetti started his atmakhels (repentance) yatra from pune on monday. (file photo)as swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti started his atmakhels (repentance) yatra from pune on monday, his aide sadabhau khot was conspicuous by his absence. khot, a minister in the devendra fadnavis-led government in maharashtra, cited ill-health for not participating in the event. however, party sources said that khot’s increasing proximity with the bjp was being discussed in swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (sss).the rift between khot and shetti surfaced after the recently-concluded zilla parishad elections. khot’s son sagar was given a ticket to contest sangli, which was opposed by many leaders in the farmer’s union. the norm in t...






shiv sena, swabhimani shetkari sanghatna spearhead maharashtra shutdown


mumbai: parts of the state were paralysed after a state-wide bandh called by different groups in maharashtra saw several shops and markets shut, even as the maharashtra government hardened its stand over those agitating for a farm loan waiver. the bjp allies shiv sena and swabhimani shetkari sanghatna (sss) actively participated in the strike. shiv sena workers were involved in forcing shopkeepers in beed and other places to shut their shops. a new steering committee to lead the farmers agitation has been formed which has raju shetti who heads the sss as one of the core committee members. rural areas in nashik, hingoli, indapur, parbhani,kolhapur, solapur and in ahmednagar saw an enthusiastic response to bandh call. most of the state’s agricultural produce market committees where farmers..






maharashtra: unrest in sugar belt as farmers damage vehicles over second instalm


written by partha sarathi biswas | pune | published:may 26, 2017 4:28 amunrest has started brewing in the sugarcane belt of kolhapur as farmers took to damaging sugar-carrying vehicles demanding immediate payment of the second instalment of cane payment. members of swabhimani shetkari sanghathana had allegedly damaged two trucks transporting sugar from shri gurudutt sugar, a private sugar mill in shirol taluka of kolhapur, on wednesday night. a similar attack was reported on trucks ferrying sugar from shri datta cooperative sugar mill in the same taluka.in view of paucity of cane, millers had paid cane growers over and above the fair and remunerative price (frp). the swabhimani shetkari sanghathana and other farmers’ bodies have demanded a second installment of the payment based...






non-bjp parties unite for ‘save constitution’ rally on january 26


by: express news service | mumbai | published: january 17, 2018 5:47 am state congress president ashok chavan, while extending support to the all-party rally, has also evolved a separate programme for the state unit.related newsseveral parties and organisations will participate in a ‘save constitution’ rally on january 26 to expose what they termed “threat to the constitution under the bjp government”. the bjp government has declared january 26 as ‘samvidhan diwas’. the top leadership of the congress, ncp, cpi(m), cpi, janata dal (secular) and rjd along with various social organisations will take part in the rally.swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (sss) chief raju shetti, who is the chief convenor of the ‘samvidhan bachao’ rally, said, “under the ‘people’s movement?...






bjp ally raju shetti brings farmers’ rally to navi mumbai


by: express news service | mumbai | published:may 29, 2017 3:18 ambjp ally and mp raju shetti, founder of swabhimani shetkari sanghatana (sss) who kicked off his atmakalesh yatra — a statewide campaign against the bjp-led combine’s anti-farmer policies — in pune on march 22, on sunday brought the campaign to navi mumbai.the devendra fadnavis government has inducted an sss nominee, sadabhau khot, as a minister of state in the maharashtra government. but khot, who is the mos for agriculture, has not been on good terms with shetti of late.there has been a buzz in political circles that khot is on the bjp’s radar. in fact, some khot supporters in the sss are expected to be inducted in the bjp on monday.while khot is seen cosying up to the bjp, shetti has opened up a channel of com...






committee to probe allegations against khot


written by parthasarathi biswas | pune | published:june 29, 2017 3:36 am raju shettitop newsthe swabhimani shetkari sangthana (sss) has announced the formation of a four-member committee to look into the complaints filed against its senior leader and minister of state sadashiv khot. swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti made the announcement after a state-level executive body meet of the farmers’ body in the city. the committee, shetti said, would be summoning the minister to clarify his stand against the allegations.swabhimani paksha is a member of the ruling nda at the centre, and a partner of the bjp government in mahrashtra. however, the farmers’ body, especially shetti, has allegedly had a fallout with the ruling party over various issues.recently, shetti had undertaken a pady...






amit shah’s three-day visit to mumbai begins tomorrow


written by shubhangi khapre | mumbai | published:june 15, 2017 3:03 pm bjp president amit shah shah. (file photo)top newsas part of his 90-day tour across various states, bjp president amit shah will be in mumbai from june 16 to 19, meeting party leaders and workers, besides corporate czars, intellectuals and bollywood bigwigs. he is likely to meet leaders of the nda allies, too, during his three-day visit.highly placed sources in the bjp said, “the possibility of shah holding meetings with nda allies is not being ruled out.” this indicated that there is a possibility of shah meeting with shiv sena president uddhav thackeray, swabhimani shetkari sanghatana president raju shetti, rashtriya samaj party’s mahadeo jankar, republican party of india (a) chief and union minister fo...






‘will create singur-like situation if samruddhi corridor not scrapped’


written by benita chacko | mumbai | published:april 27, 2017 5:44 am farmers protesting on mumbai-agra nh on wednesday. deepak joshiprotesting the proposed construction of the maharashtra samruddhi corridor, swabhi-mani party mp and founder-member of the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana raju shetti threatened to create a “singur-like situation” in the state if the government went ahead with the project.speaking at a farmers’ protest organised in shahapur taluka, shetti said, “if the government doesn’t call off this project, there will be a singur- like situation in the state.”“the government’s life lies in mumbai and we know how to bring it to a standstill. the city’s water supply comes from shahapur. you cut that and i will stop the supply of milk and vegetables, then...






maharashtra government announces complete loan waiver to farmers


by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 11, 2017 6:25 pm maharashtra chief minister devendra fadnavis. (file photo)more than a week after farmers in maharashtra went on strike, the state government on sunday announced complete loan waiver to the farmers in the state. following the announcement, the farmer leaders in the state has decided to call off the protests that was scheduled for monday.the maharashtra government has said that it will form a committee to decide the criteria to waive off the loans. maharashtra revenue minister, c patil, has said, “cm had announced loan waiver for small and marginal farmers, today govt has accepted it based on certain criteria.” raju shetti, a leader from swabhimani shetkari sanghatana, said, “govt promised loan waiver and fulfill o...






raju shetti opposes area development tax on sugarcane farmers


by: pti | mumbai | published:september 21, 2017 2:41 pm raju shetti (file photo)top newsfarmers’ leader and mp raju shetti today opposed the maharashtra government’s decision to impose rs 50 area development tax or three per cent of the total purchase price per tonne of sugarcane from farmers. the decision to collect the tax was taken at a meeting chaired by maharashtra chief minister devendra fadnavis here yesterday.“earlier, the sugarcane purchase tax used to be five per cent on the purchase of per tonne of sugarcane. post-gst, it was abolished. therefore, the government has now chosen another route in the form of area development tax on the farmers,” shetti told pti today.the swabhimani shetkari sanghatana leader said the tax is in violation of the government’s promise th...






farmers in maharashtra villages to go on strike in june, says lok sabha mp raju


by: pti | new delhi | updated: april 10, 2017 7:21 pm “after june 1, no farmer in puntamba village would either do farming, or go to their farms,” said lok sabha mp raju shetti ( (representational image/ file photo)farmers of around 40 villages of western maharashtra and marathwada have resolved to go on a strike by not going to their farms from june 1 to press for their demands, including farm loan waiver, lok sabha mp raju shetti said today. “in puntamba village in maharashtra, they have resolved at a meeting that they would go on strike from june 1. after june 1, no farmer in this village would either do farming, or go to their farms,” the shetkari swabhimani sanghatana (sss) member said during the zero hour.“it is shocking that in marathwada and in 40 villages around wes...






will soon decide whether to continue in maharashtra government: raju shetti


by: pti | mumbai | published:june 6, 2017 6:08 pm sss mp raju shetti (file photo)top newsswabhimani shetkari sanghatna (sss) leader raju shetti on tuesday hinted that his party would soon decide whether it will continue to be a part of the bjp-led maharashtra government or not. the lok sabha mp from hatkanangle said that he was “remorseful” for being part of the fadnavis government. “what should be done about it (on being part of the state government) will be decided in the forthcoming meeting of the swabhimani shetkari sanghatna,” he said in miraj about 385 km from mumbai.shetti has been on a collision course with the bjp over the issue of agricultural reforms and has openly expressed his disappointment over the chaos in the procurement and delay in loan waiver for farmers. h...






yatra for farmers kicks off at nagpur


by: express news service | nagpur | published:april 12, 2017 4:10 ama campaign to highlight the plight of farmers was launched here on tuesday to commemorate the birth anniversary of social reformer jyotiba phule. the 11-day “devendra to narendra asud yatra (hunter procession)”, organised by prahaar sanghatana of independent mla bachhu kadu and shetkari sanghatana, will cover several districts of maharashtra.kadu, who represents achlapur constituency in amravati district, said the yatra had started at the hometown of chief minister devendra fadnavis and would culminate at vadnagar in gujarat, the birthplace of prime minister narendra modi.the purpose of the yatra is to highlight the plight of farmers and remind modi of his promise of implementing the swaminathan commission’s rec...






farmers strike: farmer organisations across the country to unite in delhi, as ag


pune: bouyed by the spontaneous farmers strike, that started from maharashtra and spread to madhya pradesh and haryana, farmers across the country are trying to unite to address various farmer issues, with remunerative prices being the key demand. all india kisan’s coordination committee, a federal body of farmers has organised a meeting of representatives of farmers union on june 16th at gandhi peace mission, new delhi. "more than 50 representatives of various farmers bodies, across nation will be participating in the meet. the main agenda for the meet will be getting the recommendations of the swaminathan commision implemented along with loan waivers for farmers," said yogesh pande, spokesperson swabhimani shetkari sangathana, a farmers organisation from maharashtra, which led the gr...






atmaklesh yatra reaches matunga, joined by 15,000 supporters


written by shashwat mohanty | mumbai | published:may 30, 2017 2:15 am sss mp raju shetti has been on an atmaklesh (repentance) yatra, reached matunga — the last pit stop before raj bhavan. (file photo) as swabhimani shetkari sangathana (sss) founder raju shetti, who has been on an atmaklesh (repentance) yatra, reached matunga — the last pit stop before raj bhavan — on monday, a group of about 15,000 supporters walked with him from govandi to matunga. shetti is taking 6.5 lakh handwritten applications by the farmers in his home district to raj bhavan. he has an appointment with the governor c vidyasagar rao on tuesday. more people are expected to join shetti’s march and the number of his supporters is expected to rise to 25,000 people.“people’s support in mumbai has been ...






farmers create ruckus as special train takes different route


by: express news service | new delhi | published: november 23, 2017 5:14 am top newsabout 1,500 farmers on a special train created a ruckus on wednesday thinking the train had taken the wrong route while returning to kolhapur from delhi. the full tariff rate (ftr) special train was booked by lok sabha mp raju shetty’s swabhimani shetkari sangathana, a farmers’ group, to ferry the farmers from kolhapur to delhi and back.according to the farmers’ requests, the train was scheduled to stop at karad, miraj and manmad in maharashtra on both ways of the journey. while coming from kolhapur, the train had taken the western railway route which went via nagda, kota, ratlam, mathura. while going back on tuesday, it took the central railway route via mathura, gwalior, jhansi, bhopal, itarsi....






raju shetti alleges jet airways flight departed without taking him onboard


by: pti | mumbai | published:june 14, 2017 5:34 pm raju shetti on wednesday alleged that the jet airways flight which he was supposed to board left for delhi without taking him onboard. (file photo)top newslok sabha member raju shetti, leader of swabhimani shetkari sanghatna which is an ally of bjp, on wednesday alleged that the jet airways flight which he was supposed to board left for delhi without taking him onboard. shetti also claimed that he was forced to shell out an additional rs 2,000 for an alternative flight.“i was at t2 (terminal 2) of mumbai airport for my morning flight to delhi. it was necessary for me to board the flight. i was waiting at the lounge with my boarding pass. “after sometime i realised that the boarding doors are closed. when i enquired, i was told tha...






samvidhan bachao rally: sharad pawar, ashok chavan join hands at opposition rall


mumbai: nationalist congress president sharad pawar and congress maharashtra chief ashok chavan came together in a 'save the constitution' (samvidhan bachao) rally in mumbai on republic day, in a politically significant move. signaling opposition unity against the bjp, cpm general secretary sitaram yechury, rebel jd(u) leader sharad yadav, former j&k chief minister omar abdullah, dinesh trivedi of the trinamool congress, d raja of the cpi, raju shetty of the swabhimani shektari sanghatana, patidar leader hardik patel, former maharashtra chief minister prithviraj chavan and alpesh thakore also participated in the rally from mumbai university to the gateway of india. the bjp countered it with a 'tiranga rally. while the purpose of the opposition rally was to highlight 'dange...






would join in farmers’ strike if government tried to crush it: bjp ally mp raju


by: pti | mumbai | published:june 1, 2017 8:24 pm shetti was reacting to chief minister devendra fadnavis’ statement that some political parties are behind the strike. (representational purpose)top newsbjp ally and mp raju shetti said his organisation, swabhimani shetkari sanghatna, will join the farmers’ strike which started on thursday if the maharashtra government resorted to repression. “if the state government plans to crush the agitation, i will personally participate in it with my workers,” shetti told pti. he was reacting to chief minister devendra fadnavis’ statement that some political parties are behind the strike.“all those taking part in the strike are sons of farmers and not workers of political party. the cm shouldn’t have made such a divisive statement,...






shrikrishna narsinha guttikar, proponent of science movement, dies


by: express news service | pune | published:may 31, 2017 1:42 amshrikrishna narsinha guttikar, general secretary of lokvidnyan sanghatana, passed away on monday at the age of 82 after a short period of illness. guttikar worked at the national institute of virology for 38 years, where he was know for his extensive experience in studying insects, birds and animals in relation to viral diseases.he dedicated himself to the work of lokvidnyan sanghatana, a people’s science movement, since 1980.  he worked relentlessly for 37 years to inculcate scientific temper, focusing mainly on common people, by organising science fairs, science yatras, rallies, assemblies and producing scientific literature.known for his warm and friendly demeanour, guttikar was close to many of those who have been ...






women’s health scheme ‘sanitease’ launched


by: express news service | mumbai | published:october 4, 2017 3:04 am the project is being carried out in association with the nehru kendra sanghatana and aquakraft projects pvt. (photo for representational purpose)related newsthe union ministry of youth affairs and sports has launched ‘sanitease’ under its social development activity, swachhagraha, to promote women’s health and hygiene, especially in rural areas.the objective of ‘sanitease’ is to create awareness and provide logistics for women specially in the rural parts of the state. the state and the centre have decided to initiate the process at urban and rural schools.the project is being carried out in association with the nehru kendra sanghatana and aquakraft projects pvt.under the project ‘sanitease’, swachhagr...






bjp ally to begin pro-farmer exercise from mandsaur


by: pti | new delhi | published:june 25, 2017 11:29 am swabhimani paksha leader raju shetti (source: file)related newsbjp ally and farmers’ leader raju shetti has attacked the government for not doing enough for the community and said he will start a nationwide programme from july 7 in mandsaur, which recently witnessed violent protests by farmers. the lok sabha member who was at the forefront of the recent farmers agitation in maharashtra said leaders of over 100 farmers’ bodies will join him in the exercise which will end on october 2 in champaran.october 2 is mahatma gandhi’s birth anniversary and champaran in bihar was the site of his pro-farmers agitation against the then british rule.the swabhimani paksha leader said the union government had not done enough for farmers. he...






narayan rane will be given cabinet berth from bjp quota: cm devendra fadnavis


by: express news service | mumbai | published: december 20, 2017 3:55 pm chief minister devendra fadnavis with narayan rane in nagpur on tuesdayrelated newsmaharashtra swabhimani paksh leader narayan rane is likely to be inducted into the maharashtra cabinet. chief minister devendra fadnavis tuesday said the induction of rane was the responsibility of the bjp and the party was positive about giving him a cabinet berth.dismissing the shiv sena’s opposition to rane being given a cabinet berth, fadnavis said, “the cabinet berth to rane would be given from the bjp quota. so there is no reason why the sena should have any objection.” after resigning from the congress, rane had floated the maharashtra swabhimani paksh, which extended support to the nda.there was, meanwhile, was no ind...






mumbai: amid protests, raju shetti emerges strong leader


written by partha sarathi biswas | mumbai | published:june 13, 2017 3:56 am swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti (file photo)swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti, whose uneasy equations with the ruling bjp is no secret, has emerged as one of the leaders of the new coordination committee that successfully negotiated a complete loan waiver for farmers in the state. with shetti’s re-emergence in the sugar belt of west maharashtra, chances of his one-time bete noire, minster of state sadashiv khot, posing a challenge have slimmed.shetti, a two-time mp from hathkanagale, joined hands with the nda during the general and assembly elections. khot was subsequently made a junior minister. ties between the leaders got started straining as rumours about khot’s proximity to the bjp gained ground. khot...






my padyatra is an act of repentance for supporting bjp and pm modi: raju shetti


written by partha sarathi biswas | pune | published:may 24, 2017 12:23 pm swabhimani paksha mp raju shetti started his atmaklesh padyatra from pune on monday. expressswabhimani paksha mp raju shetti started his atmaklesh (repentance) padyatra from pune on monday. the foot march will culminate in mumbai on may 30. shetti, whose party is part of the nda as well as the state government, said he has undertaken this march to “repent for supporting bjp and modi”. talking to the indian express, the mp sheds light on what led him to embark on the march and the state of farmers in the country.excerpts from his interview:why have you undertaken this march? this would be the fourth such padyatra of your political career. have things changed for the farmers on the field? will swabhimani paksh...






bajaj workers go on hunger strike at akurdi, chakan plants, auto news, et auto


the chakan plant, which produces the pulsar, avenger, ktm and dominor bikes, employs around 1,800 of which 1,000 are on the permanent roll. new delhi: bajaj auto today said workers at its manufacturing plants at akurdi and chakan in maharashtra have gone on an indefinite hunger strike. earlier this month, the company had received a notice from the workers union - vishwa kalyan kamgar sanghatana - for an indefinite hunger strike at the two plants from january 29. in a regulatory filing, bajaj auto said the main reasons for the indefinite hunger strike as mentioned in the letter are the pending issue of eight workmen dismissed from the services for various acts of misconduct in 2013-14. moreover, the workers were demanding the reinstatement of six dismissed workers who according to the compa






don't be surprised if you see uber, ola cars painted in saffron color


after the maharashtra cabinet minister of transport diwakar raote told ola and uber drivers/owners to paint their cars bhagwa (saffron) or a daffodil yellow, there’s an outrage from maharashtra tourist permit sanghatana. they wrote a letter to shiv sena chief uddhav thackeray on april 6, where they mentioned how the new maharashtra city taxi rules, 2017 is an injustice to drivers operating taxis for app-based operators like uber and ola.politics over ‘bhagwa’a concerned union also claimed that dirty politics is being played in maharashtra. in a state where all religions live peacefully, giving taxis the saffron colour will add fuel to the rising hatred among communities.shiv sena is known for practising ‘hindutva’ and floating an agenda where they show their love for hindus thr...






for consumers, milk could pinch further in the days ahead


written by partha sarathi biswas | pune | published:march 23, 2017 2:23 am since september-end, skimmed milk powder prices have firmed up. (source: express archive photo)dairies in maharashtra have been witness to an unusual phenomenon of late. the winter months are when milk production and procurement rises, peaking in january. but this time round, shortages have developed precisely in the ‘flush’ period from september to march, when more milk naturally flows from the udders of animals. “we could procure only an average of 73,000 litres per day this january, as against 79,000 litres in the same month last year,” says mahavir patil, chief executive officer (ceo) of the kolhapur-based swabhimani agro products producer company ltd. but his worry is for the period ahead, when mil...






onion prices become a poll issue in nashik local body elections


written by partha sarahti biswas | pune | published:february 17, 2017 6:17 am a day after her visit to nashik, sule tweeted about the destruction of standing crop of onions by farmers due to low prices. dilip kagdaonion prices have become a political issue in the wake of nashik local body elections. a day after ncp mp supriya sule raked up the issue of low onion prices, the shiv sena also has followed suit. hovering between rs 4 and 5 per kg, onion growers in nashik have been complaining of losses over the last two years. despite a steady increase in export, onion prices have remained low. with the late kharif onion peaking in the markets, chances of any price correction appear dim in the days to come. in view of the low prices, the central government has also increased the window to ava






‘bjp used us to pocket farmer votes, now we will bring govt to its knees’


written by dipti singh | mumbai | published:may 30, 2017 2:13 am raju shetti at five gardens, matunga, during his atmaklesh yatra on monday. saumya jamesswabhiman shetkari sangathana (sss) president and mp raju shetti monday hinted that his party was rethinking about its alliance with bjp. shetti, who kicked off his atmaklesh yatra (repentance march) — a statewide campaign against the bjp government’s “anti-farmer” policies — in pune on may 22, reached mumbai on monday. “the bjp used us to pocket farmers’ vote and later deceived them. now, we will bring this government down on its knees,” said shetti. shetti openly registered his protest against the government over the land acquisition process for samruddhi (nagpur-mumbai super communication highway) project. he sa...