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Farmers' outfit chief to embark on MP yatra to highlight woes

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A senior functionary of an organisation that has spearheaded the ongoing 10-day farm stir in announced today that he would proceed on a three-month long statewide from August 1.

"I am going to take out a from August 1 to highlight the plight of farmers," Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh told reporters here.

He said that the would start from Amarkantak

the place from where river Narmada originates, and would comprise 50 tractors carrying material that would depict the troubles faced by farmers in the last 15 years in Madhya Pradesh.

The BJP has been in power in since 2003.

"During this yatra, I am going to be accused of playing into the hands of I am ready to face this allegation boldly. Everybody knows that I have nothing to do with politics," Sharma, a former RSS ideologue, said.

He added that the ongoing 10-day farmers' stir, seeking loan waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce, had mounted pressure on the government.

He claimed that the agitation, which has been peaceful so far as it entered is ninth day today, had sent a shiver down the government's spine.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:15 IST