Gadchiroli Dec. 18 (District correspondent) Republican Party has always fought for the farmers and workers. The ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation of the party in 1964 is historic that compelled the speaking at the huge rally of farmers, farm labourers and country. The All-India Republican Party will continue this fight in the future too.
This was stated by Mr. Praveen alias Balasaheb Khobragade, national president of the party while speaking at the huge farmers, farm labourers and unemployed rally on the grounds of TultuliProject, Porla near here on Tuesday.
Mr. Rohidas Raut, central vice [president of the party, presided over the rally while Mr. Ghanshyam Fuse, General Secretary, Ashok Nimgade, vice President, Pratik Dorlikar, treasurer, Dr. Mahesh Kopulwar, leader of communist Party, Ms. Malatai Godghate, State women’s front president of Republican party, Raj Bansod, Incharge of BRSP, Adv. Suresh Pantawne, Kulpati Meshram, State vice President, Hansraj Undirwade, district president, Sanjay Patil, Nagpur district president, Premanand Borkar, Chandrapur district President, Arvind Godghate, Nagpur city president, Ms. Nivrutta Raut, Sarpancha of Porla were prominently present.
Mr. Khobragade further said farmers labourers are facing several problems due to wrong policies of the government but they are but they are not being given proper attention. Their condition is worsening further as they are living under heavy debt due to crop losses. The p roblems of the farmers should be solved immediately, he demanded.
In his presidential speech Mr. Rohidas Raut strongly criticised the government for ignoring the flood affected farmers and said the farmers have suffered huge losses as their crops have washed away due to flood and heavy rains. Due compensation should be given to the affected farmers soon, he demanded.
The other leaders also addressed the rally and highlighted the problems of the farmers, farm labourers and unemployed people.
Many important resolutions relating to the farmers and unemployed people were passed in the rally. They included man eater tiger be caged soon, compensation of the land remaining uncultivated due to tiger terror be given, paddy be given a guaranteed rate of Rs. 3,000 per quintal and Rs. 1,000 bonus, prices of seeds, fertilizers, essential commodities, gas cylinders, fuel be reduced, electric bills of people below poverty line, landless and those living in hutment areas be waived off, industry based on surjagad iron ore be started in the district and local youths be given jobs in it, farmers engaged in tusser silk be given the lease of their land, recruitment in various government offices be done soon etc.
Prin. Prakash Dudhe made an introductory speech, Prof. Rajan Borkar conducted the programme and Hansraj Undirwade proposed the vote of thanks. Also seated on the dais were Keshaorao Samrutwar, Ashok Sagore, Ashok Khobragade, Ms. Mrinal Kamble, Vimal Nagrale, Neeta Sahare, Jyoti Undirwade, Kajal Bhanarkar, Sanjay Meshram and others.
The progressive farmers of the area were felicitated on the occasion by presenting them bouquets and dupattas. A cultural programme of Vicky Bhaisare Ujalali Dhammajyot Bhimswaranchi was presented in the night that was attended by a large number of people.