Vidarbha farmers widows join Anna Hazare's fast
VJAS | 08 Apr 2011
Bothbodan village near Yavatmal known for maximum farm suicides in west vidarbha and visited by all big-wig like Rahul Gandhi, shri shri ravishankar, M.S.Swaminathan, then rural development minister Mani Shankar Iyer, Maharashtra Governor ,special team of Planning Commission and all Expert Panels to provide relief to dying farmers which has been resulted in failure ,witness different picture today when all farm widows and farmers joined Anna Hazare’s fast by sitting on fast near school under leadership of village Sarpanch Balasaheb Chavan and Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti Secretary Mohan Jadhav.
‘massive corruption in relief packages to the tune of Rs. 5,000 crore is reason of continued farmers suicides in west vidarbha serious allegations of corruption against senior minister and executives leveled in relief package graft but nothing has been happened even after CAG and PAC has given reports hence we want accountable and stringent Lokpal Act hence we are supporting Anna hazare’s cause and we appealed all responsible civil society to join the war against corruption’ Babetai Bais president vidarbha farm widows association (VFWA) informed in press release.
‘If Annaji can start indefinite fast at the age of 73 then why we should not spread the message of ‘corruption free India’ ,we have decided that whole vidarbha agrarian community will join the agitation along with civil society to take issue to the final conclusion’Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti added in press note.
Hundreds of widows joined candle march on 7th april in village hiwara-barsa and candle march in farm suicide hit villages will continue ,farm activist Suresh Bolenwar added.
Today in Pandharkawada,Ralegoan,Yavatmal,Ghatanji and Wani people from all section of society joined agitation and many more villages and towns are daily joining the agitation without any known leader or group that’s sign of revolution that the country needs, Kishore Tiwari said.