Congress padyatra gets rousing welcome at Gadchiroli.

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Mr. Nana Patole seen leading the padyatra as other leaders and workers seen walking.

Gadchiroli Sept. 6 (District Correspondent) The ‘Jansanvad Padyatra’ taken out by the Congress party was accorded a rousing welcome by the party workers and citizens when it reached the city of Gadchiroli this afternoon covering many villages in Chamorshi and Gadchiroli talukas.

Despite heavy rains that were pouring in since the morning, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Nana Patole, joined this yatra at the Semana Temple on the outskirts of the city. The hundreds of jubilant party workers also joined the march holding congress flags in their hands and shouting the slogans in support of the Congress Party.

The padyatra was launched from Markanda, a historical and ancient religious place which is also known as the ‘Kanshi of Vidarbha; on Sept. 4 last. After moving many villages on the way, the yatra today arrived at Gadchiroli amidst the overwhelming welcome.

Mr. Marotrao Kowase, former MP, Dr. Namdeo Usendi, former MLA, Dr. Namdeo Kirsan, General Secretary of MPCC, Sudhakar Adbale, MLC, Nanabhau Gawande, District Incharge, Mahendra Bramhanwade, district President, Anandrao Gedam, P R Talandi, former MLAs were the prominent leaders at the front of the yatra. The yatra then walked through various parts of the city amidst the beating of drums and chanting slogans before holding a public meeting at the Indira Square of the city that was attended by large number of workers and supporters.

Later on addressing the press conference at the Circuit house here, Mr. Patole squarely blamed the state government for ignoring the farmers issues and the law and order situation in the state. More than 7.50 women in the state are missing but the government is doing nothing to find them. The law-and-order situation has badly deteriorated following the lathi charge on Maratha agitators and the home minister is keeping silent, he criticised.

The government is looting the public money in the name of ‘Shasan Aplya Dari’ programme and the outcome of these events is nothing, Patole alleged. The state is reeling under drought and farmers are committing suicides but the government is busy in organizing the events at the cost of the public exchequer, he also alleged.

The BJP gave an assurance of reservation to Marathas and Dhangars before 2014 elections but then did nothing to implement it. Congress is of the view that the present 50 percent limit of reservation should be raised to resolve the issue, he stated. Mr. Patole squarely criticized the BJP led governments both at the state and the centre for the present political and social scenario. People are fed up with these governments and will throw them away during the coming elections, he claimed.

Many Congress workers also were present at the press conference.

Photo Mr. Nana Patole seen leading the padyatra as other leaders and workers seen walking.

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