Sugarcane farmers protest: State politicos to meet Prime Minister

Published: Nov 25, 2013, 04:12 IST | A Correspondent |

A delegation of Member of Parliament Raju Shetty-led Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, and Sharad Joshi and Raghunath Patil-led Shetakari Sanghatana would be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 26 ian Delhi to have discussions about the ongoing protest by farmers over prices of sugarcane

State cooperation minister Harshavardhan Patil (in pic) on Sunday informed the media that the delegation would meet Dr Singh and would demand giving minimum fair remunerative prices to sugarcane farmers.

State cooperation minister Harshavardhan Patil

Bloody battle
Violent protests have been carried out over the last few days in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara district by farmers, demanding better price for their produce.

Patil, who was present for the inauguration of an exhibition to mark 100 years of Directorate of Town Planning and Valuation Department, Pune, also appealed the farmers to call off the protest.

“The government will sort out the issue through discussions, and I request the farmers to end their protest,” he said. 

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