Ajit Pawar's atonement fast over 'urine remarks' a 'trick
Thousands of Vidarbha farm widows whose husbands have committed suicide due to crop failure have termed Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar's one-day 'prayaschit' (atonement) fast at Karad as a 'trick'.
Ajit Pawar Sunday started the fast protest near the ‘samadhi’ of Maharashtra leader Yeshwantrao Chavan in Karad area of Sangli district to repent his derogatory comment on the state’s drought situation, which he made last week while addressing a public rally in Pune.
“His hands are soaked with the blood of over 10,000 farmers who committed suicide due to crop failure because of the irrigation scam,” Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti said in a statement. Ajit Pawar’s associates are “involved” for the scam, he alleged.