NCP president Sharad Pawar on Friday hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over low onion prices in Nashik district, accusing him and his government of not being concerned about farmers' "loot".
Those talking about adopting Nashik were not concerned about local farmers' woes, he said.
"This is our (farmers') loot. And those who talked about adopting the district (Fadnavis) are not concerned despite this loot," he said.
When he read about the chief minister's comment, he was "surprised", Pawar said.
"Our forefathers are there to take care of us. We don't need someone from outside to adopt us....The farmer community is our real father," he added.
Noting that in the past onions from Nashik were exported to countries such as Sri Lanka, the former union agriculture minister alleged that policies of the BJP-led government were responsible for the present situation.
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