Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi to discuss farmers crisis in Maharashtra

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief & MP Sharad Pawar on  Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament to discuss farmers’ issues in Maharashtra.

After meeting PM Modi, Sharad Pawar in a tweet said, “Met @PMOIndia Shri. Narendra Modi in Parliament today to discuss the issues of farmers in Maharashtra. This year the seasonal rainfall has created Havoc engulfing 325 talukas of Maharashtra causing heavy damage of crops over 54.22 lakh hectares of area.”

“To take a stock of this unprecedented situation and address the concerns of distressed farmers I had visited Nashik and Vidarbha in first half of November,” Pawar added.

“This year the returning monsoon devastated almost every standing crop in major parts of Maharashtra. I brought to notice this alarming situation to the kind attention of Hon. PM.” said, Sharad Pawar.

At the beginning of the Winter Session of Parliament, PM Modi had praised the NCP for strictly adhering to parliamentary norms.

The meeting came ahead of the key meeting between Pawar and Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi to discuss on forming the government in Maharashtra with Shiv Sena.

BJP, the single largest party, could not stake claim to form a government as its ally Shiv Sena remained firm over sharing of the chief minister’s post since the assembly election results were announced on October 24.

The BJP had emerged as the single-largest party with 105 seats in the 288-member Assembly. The Shiv Sena at 56, the NCP 54 and the Congress won 44 seats.