The decision to continue the agitation till the demands of milk producers are met was taken at a meeting of the Mahayuti alliance held on Tuesday and in the next phase, 5 lakh memorandums will be submitted to the Chief Minister, informed state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Chandrakantdada Patil.
Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, State BJP President Chandrakantdada Patil, Rashtriya Samaj Party, Mahadev Jankar, Rayat Kranti Sanghatana MLC Sadabhau Khot, Shiv Sangram Sanghatana MLC Vinayak Mete and Republic Party of India (Athawale) Avinash Mahatekar, state BJP vice president Dr Pritam Munde, state BJP general secretary Chandrasekhar Bavankule, Devyani Farande and state BJP Kisan Morcha president Dr Anil Bonde were present.
Despite staging two agitations, the state government has not taken any decision to provide any subsidy to milk producers. The farmers responded well to the agitation of the alliance and presented their demands to the government. The media also took notice of these agitations. However, the thick skinned state government has ignored the agitation. Even though the issue of milk agitation is coming under the purview of the state government, the government is trying to pin it on the central government. This shows how the state government is shirking its responsibilities.
In such a situation, Mahayuti will not let the milk farmers fend for themselves. The leaders of the constituent parties of the Mahayuti alliance have expressed their determination not to sit idle until and unless justice is done to the milk producers. During the tenure of the BJP government, their problem was solved by giving proper subsidy to the milk producing farmers. The present government is also committed to this.
Hence in order to further intensify the milk agitation and provide subsidy to the farmers, from 13th to 19th August, milk producers will be given direct subsidy of Rs. 10 per liter. The subsidy should be credited directly to their bank accounts, subsidy of Rs 50 per kg for export of milk powder should be given as well. Hon. Chandrakantdada Patil informed that the agitation will take place by giving 5 lakh memorandums to the Chief Minister through various means like written letter, e-mail, phone call or Instagram.