Maharashtra farmers call off protest after Fadnavis says govt has accepted most demands

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 12, 2018, 01.09 PM(IST)

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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