A powerful group led by Ajit Navale, a member of the Kisan Kranti Janandolan core committee and general secretary of the Kisan Sabha, held a `Nashik parishad’ (meeting) on Sunday and called for a Maharashtra bandh. The call comes after a four-hour meeting at chief minister Devendra Fadnavis‘ residence late on Friday failed to resolve their key demands. Farmers didn’t meet government representatives on Saturday or Sunday . Navale, who walked out of the CM’s meeting, told TOI that the Nashik parishad had got a tremendous response. “The strike will go on at any cost. All outfits have unanimously decided to call for a bandh and every farmer and activist will join the bandh,” he said.
He said as there were no farmers in Mumbai, it had been excluded from the bandh. “However, the city won’t get any farm produce on Monday . No vehicle with vegetables, fruits or milk will enter the city,” he added.