No senior Shiv Sena leader at farmers’ rally in Mumbai

Even as senior leaders of outstanding political events joined the gathering of farmers’ in Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Monday, the Shiv Sena despatched a youth wing functionary because the celebration’s consultant.

While senior leaders of the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Agahdi (MVA) together with Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat, the Sena despatched Rahul Londhe, its youth wing functionary to the farmers’ rally

The Sena has backed the farmers’ protests in New Delhi for the previous two months. The ruling celebration in Maharashtra additionally supported the farmer’s march from Nashik and different elements of the State to Mumbai to protest towards the Centre’s three contentious farm legal guidelines. However, when it got here to exhibiting bodily presence on Monday, it failed achieve this.

According to Ajit Nawale, Maharashtra basic secretary of All India Kisan Sabha, Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray was anticipated to be current at the general public meeting. Instead, he was in Kalyan, about 60 km from Mumbai’s Azad Maidan, to inaugurate a railway over bridge. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the over bridge through video conferencing from Matoshree, his personal residence in Bandra east.

Following the inauguration, Aaditya Thackeray clarified that the Shiv Sena stands absolutely in assist of the farmers. He mentioned that the media ought to question Centre on why it was not agreeing to the calls for of the farmers who’ve been protesting for the previous 60 days.

“Instead of seeing who went (to the protest site), I think one should look at if the Centre has paid heed to the demands From the Maharasthra Vikas Aghadi, Pawar saheb is indeed leading it, chief minister is speaking on it, I appeal to all the people that masking is important at such protests and rallies. These are Covid times. Shiv Sena is fully supporting the farmers. But the important thing is that even after 60 days the Union government has not yielded to the demands of the farmers. You (media) should ask these questions,” Thackeray instructed reporters when questioned why no celebration leader was current at the general public meeting.

Sena leader Sanjay Raut was unavailable for remark regardless of a number of makes an attempt. Sena MP and spokesperson Arvind Sawant mentioned that he was out of Mumbai and unaware of the happenings in town.

The Sena’s stand was inconsistent when the three farm payments had been handed in the Parliament The celebration which has 18 MPs in Lok Sabha, had backed the payments however it walked out of the Rajya Sabha throughout voting in the Upper House The Congress and NCP, its allies in Maharashtra, had opposed the Bills in each the Houses.

“Shiv Sena doesn’t have any cohesive thinking on economic policy or on agriculture or industries. They only make general statements and this has been since the times of Bal Thackeray. I do not think they understand the seriousness of the issue. It must be embarrassing for the party naturally, but it will not create any fissures in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi,” mentioned political analyst Prakash Bal.

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