On his 77th birthday, Pawar hits streets to corner BJP Govt over farmers’ issues

Nagpur: NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, despite leg thumb surgery, hit the streets to lead the “Halla Bol’ morcha taken out by the party to corner the State Government on various issues including farmer suicides, loan waiver, etc.

Incidentally, Pawar is celebrating his 77th birthday today. The NCP President has undergone a surgery on his leg thumb recently. But still he enthusiastically led the party’s ‘Halla Bol’ morcha which is also being participated by senior Congress leader Gulamnabi Azad and other bigwig leaders of both Congress and NCP. The morcha later marched towards Vidhan Bhavan.

The NCP stalwart and former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday turned 77. He has already completed 50-year journey in politics.


The morcha is being organised to expose the BJP-led State Government for its failure on all the fronts and particularly for giving a raw deal to farmers and complete fiasco of farm loan waiver. Incidentally, this is first public agitation of Pawar at Nagpur after 37 long years. As a young opposition leader, he had taken out a memorable “Dindi” in1980 against then Chief Minister AR Antulay. In 1985 also, Pawar had taken out a cycle morcha against the then State Government. Started from Jalgaon, the morcha had concluded in Nagpur.