File photo: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. Photograph:( PTI )
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Monday that his government has accepted most of the demands of the farmers protesting in Mumbai.
He also added that they have given a written letter to the farmers.
We have accepted most of their demands and have given them a written letter: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Maharashtra Farmers' agitation pic.twitter.com/PWeXxtCq4K— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
The farmers meanwhile called off their protest after the government assented to their demands.
Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Girish Mahajan had said that the farmers seemed satisfied after meeting with the ministers.
He also added that out of the 12-13 demands, their government had accepted some.
We've had a positive meeting with farmers in which all their demands were discussed. They had around 12-13 demands out of which we've accepted some & will be giving them a written draft of it. I think they're satisfied with our decisions: Girish Mahajan, Maharashtra Minister pic.twitter.com/GPOksRFtuk— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
We are very happy. Our demands have been met. We will be getting back our land which is like mother to us: Suresh Jairam, Nashik Farmer who was participating in farmers' protest. #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/8mdCnCo8Fy— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
Govt has accepted our demands, we are happy. Leaders of every party and people of Mumbai supported us. Our strength combined with theirs hence this result: Sanjay Sukhdev, Nashik farmer who was participating in farmers' protest. #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/lI3OEb7b63— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
Another Minister from the state had said that CM Fadnavis had agreed to the farmers' demands asking for a transfer of the land that they cultivate to their name. He said that the chief minister will follow up on this and an implementation will start within six months.
Farmers ki shikayat hai ki jo humari zameen hai us se kum unke naam par hai, toh jitni bhi zameen woh cultivate kar rahe hain woh unke naam par honi chahiye. CM has agreed. Chief Secretary will follow-up on this & implementation will start in 6 months: V Savra, Maha Min #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/qvAc9qRk16— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
Activist Anna Hazare has said that only promises will not work and the government will have to work towards fulfilling the demands of the farmers.
Only promising to fulfill the demands won't work, it's now the duty of the govt to work towards fulfilling what they've committed. They should think about the welfare of farmers so that they don't have to take it to the road next time: Anna Hazare on farmers agitation #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/uFlfdC6Ihe— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018