THE Shiv Sena came out in full support of the striking farmers in Maharasthra and also aggressively participated in “Maharashtra Bandh” organised by various farmer groups on Monday, once again highlighting its strained relationship with the government and its actions. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, in a statement, described the Sainiks participating in the farmer strike as “beginning of the fight…”
Like the Sena, the Swabhimani Paksha (SP) “actively” started taking part in the farmers’ strike from Monday. Both Sena and SP are part of the Fadnavis government in the state and both have been frequently displaying their unease in the BJP fold.
On Monday, not only did Sainiks participate actively in the bandh, they also resorted to road blockades in several parts of western Maharashtra and Marathwada.
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