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This govt can't do anything for you: Raj Thackeray to farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Navnirman Sena chief today came out in support of the farmers who have reached here after undertaking a 'Long March' to from to press their various demands including full loan waiver.

"This government is incapable of doing anything," the said, addressing thousands of farmers who rested at Somaiya Ground in Sion area after reaching the city this evening.

"I have come to greet you. You have come all the way in this heat. Give me the reins of power and I will show what can be done," the said.

"Don't forget your bleeding feet. These people (the BJP-led government) have shown you dreams, but have not kept their word," Thackeray said.

"Don't fall prey to their promises. They value you only during elections. suicides haven't stopped in this state yet. Tomorrow the government will try to fob you off with some promises. But the government itself is pauper, so what can it offer you?" Thackeray said.

of Opposition in Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil also lashed out at the government and asked why it "waited so long" to understand farmers' woes.

"Govt has woken up so invited farmers for talks. Why didn't they show such understanding earlier. Come what may government has to fulfil all demands of farmers. All legislators (are) with the farmers," the said.

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

First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 23:20 IST