Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna (SSS) leader Raju Shetti today alleged that the BJP, which is in power in Maharashtra, has “deceived” the state’s farmers who had voted for the party in the Assembly polls. Shetti, whose party is a constituent of the NDA as well as a part of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, said he has undertaken ‘Atmaklesh Padyatra’ to “repent for supporting the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
The Lok Sabha MP from Hatkanangle, who started his repentance march from Pune last Monday, reached Panvel today. The march will end here on Tuesday. “The government has not taken any concrete steps to ease the woes of farmers. It has deceived farmers who voted for the party (in the Assembly polls),” Shetti told reporters in Panvel near here.
Interestingly, his aide and Maharashtra minister of state for agriculture Sadabhau Khot did not take part in the march citing ill health.