Mumbai: The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) is organising a Jan Sangharsh Yatra from Friday. This yatra aims to expose the ill-governance of the Modi-Fadnavis administration. The first phase of yatra will cover Western Maharashtra, starting from Kolhapur and end in Pune. It will end on September 8.
“Maharashtra today stands at a critical crossroads. Faced with increasing distress within the agricultural sector and lack of employment within the manufacturing sector, the state is suffering under a government that seems to support increasing religious and caste-based hatred among communities. The BJP and Shiv Sena led government failed to deliver on any of their promises. They have created false narratives of development that hide their internal infighting and instability,’’ MPCC Chief Ashok Chavan said.
“Agriculture, which has taken a direct hit because of the lack of farmer-friendly policies, will be the prime focus of the Jan Sangharsh Yatra.
From Satara to Solapur, the lack of attention given to agriculture has seen historic strikes by sugarcane farmers and dairy farmers in the last year. Irregular implementation of MSP, inability of the government to act upon promised farm loan waivers, has driven farmers towards suicide and impoverished millions of people across the region,” he said.
“Moreover, demonetisation has crippled small and medium scale industries and added to the crisis of unemployment in the state,” he added.
The Jan Sangharsh Yatra will demonstrate - to the people of Maharashtra and to the citizens of India at large - that the BJP and Shiv Sena cannot be trusted to govern the state. “We will reach out to the people with a constructive agenda, offering an alternative conception of what the future of Maharashtra can look like - and we are certain that the people of Maharashtra will make their choice known through the ballot box in the forthcoming elections,” he added.