About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts will undertake a second “Long March” in Maharashtra from 20th February, 2019
The march will begin from Nashik and end in Mumbai on February 27, 2019.
All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) accused the BJP-led Government at the Centre and Maharashtra of betraying the farmers.
Hence, it announced that several peasants' groups would once again take out the long march
In march last year, over 40,000 farmers had undertaken a march towards Mumbai to stage a protest
The protest, called by Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha (ABKS) was against the government’s response to the distress in the state’s farm sector
The protesting farmers were subsequently given an assurance in writing by the state government to accept their demands
However, the AIKS had said in a statement that an year has passed but the government has not executed the promises it made
According to media reports, the district administration in Nashik has refused permission to the AIKS to organise a farmers' march.
However, the AIKS reiterated that it intended to go forward with the farmers' march.