Friday, April 28, 2017
MAHATMA Jotirao Phule had written a celebrated book that was aptly called “Shetkaryacha Aasood” (whipcord of the farmer). The Maharashtra Rajya Kisan Sabha (AIKS) has begun an Aasood Yatra throughout the state from April 11. The date is historic for three reasons: it is the 190th birth anniversary of Mahatma Phule; it is the death anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji, whom Phule had hailed as the king of the peasantry; and it is the 81st foundation day of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS). The yatra will culminate on May 11 in a massive Aasood Rally of farmers at the residence of the BJP’s state agriculture minister, Pandurang Fundkar, at Khamgaon in Buldana district in the Vidarbha region.
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