Nagpur: Amid the ongoing agitation of farmers in Maharashtra, the peasants staged protest on Friday at Fetri, the village adopted by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The farmers were responding to the ‘tonsure agitation’ call given by Opposition Congress party. However, in retaliation of the protest the BJP leaders also backfired through its separate agitation.
Sensing the situation extra police forces have been deployed at Fetri to avoid any violent situation. The Congress workers led by senior party leader Kunda Raut threw tomoatoes and cauliflowers on the road and resorted to shouting slogans. She was also accompanied by Satish Chaudhary who got his head tonsured in protest. Both the leaders and other party workers later courted arrest, however, the agitation was still going on.
Sources told NT that as many as 60 police jawans have been deployed at the sport.
Meanwhile, the BJP leaders including MLA Sameer Meghe, Dr Rajiv Potdar and others also reached the village and staged counter protest to dispel the Congress workers.
Kunda Raut has also warned of intensifying the agitation if the state government does not fulfill the farmers’ demands including loan and electricity bill waiver and also giving better prices of their agricultural produce.