Ex-AAP leader Yogendra Yadav meets farmers in Maharashtra

Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav, who has formed 'Swaraj Abhiyan', has started his Maharashtra visit with a farmers meeting in Nanded district.

Yadav, who began his 'Jai Kisan Movement' from Karnataka's Raichur district on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, arrived at Nanded district on Monday.

In Nanded, he held talks with farmers and students who apprised him with their difficulties, a volunteer associated with Yadav said.

In June, Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were expelled from AAP after they challenged the leadership of Arvind Kejriwal, founded an organisation - Swaraj Abhiyaan.

Maruti Bhapkar, former AAP leader and member of National Council of Swaraj Abhiyan, told PTI, "Yadav through his Jai Kisan Movement is trying to change country's future by addressing farmers' hardships. He has appealed everyone to be a part of the movement to help resolve issues faced by the farmers."

"He will be meeting farmers of Osmanabad, Tuljapur, Solapur, Aurangabad and Jalgaon and then visit Madhya Pradesh from October 9," Bhapkar said.

"He will then meet farmers of Uttar Pradesh from October 10 to 13, Rajasthan on October 14 and the movement will culminate in Haryana on October 15," he added.

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