Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand relief for the farmers who suffered massive losses in the recent unseasonal rains in Maharashtra.
New Delhi: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar is will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (November 20) in the Parliament over the issue of Maharashtra farmers.
The meeting between Pawar and Prime Minister Modi will be held at 12:30 pm.
Speaking to reporters, NCP leader Nawab Malik said, "In Maharashtra, farmers have faced huge damage due to unseasonal rains. Pawar will demand relief package for the farmers from the Prime Minister."
Heavy rains in Maharashtra have resulted in huge losses for farmers in Nashik and its nearby areas.
On November 15, Pawar had taken stock of crop losses in the region due to unseasonal rains and said that he would speak to the Central government and concerned minister for appropriate assistance to farmers.
Pawar had also met government officials in the district and asked them to conduct surveys of the destroyed crops.
Nawab further said that a meeting between the top leaders of NCP and Congress would be held in Pawar's residence at 5 pm to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Maharashtra.
BJP emerged as the single largest party in Maharashtra but could not stake claim to form a government as its ally Shiv Sena remained firm on rotating the chief minister's post and equal sharing of Cabinet berths.
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Last Updated Nov 20, 2019, 12:00 PM IST