Maharashtra Farmer Seeks CM Post, Says 'BJP, Shiv Sena Ignoring Agrarian Crisis For Power'
BJP-Shiv Sena Leaders (Photo Credits: IANS)

Mumbai, November 1: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena  so far failed to reach any consensus to form the government in Maharashtra, a farmer from Beed expressed his desire to become the Chief Minister of the state. In a letter to state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Shrikant V Gadale took a jibe at the warring allies. Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets NCP Chief Sharad Pawar as Power-Sharing Tussle With Ally BJP Turns Murkier.

Gadale wrote that at a time when farmers are suffering from an agrarian crisis in the state, the top parties are fighting for the CM post. He further added that till the time matter of CM post is sorted out, I should be made CM. Gadale said that it is a tough time for farmers due to crop damage after untimely rains so a government in the state is needed at the earliest.

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Recently, RTI data revealed that over 15,000 farmers had committed suicide in Maharashtra between 2013 and 2018. The RTI was filed by activist Shakeel Ahmed. Between January and March 2019, 610 farmers have committed suicide. Aaditya Thackeray Meets Maharashtra Governor Amid BJP-Shiv Sena Power Sharing Tussle.

In the recently concluded assembly elections, the BJP emerged as the single largest party, but failed to reach the magic mark. It bagged 105 seats, while its ally Shiv Sena clinched 56 seats. The opposition parties - the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) bagged 44 and 54 seats. After the result, the Shiv Sena is trying to put pressure on the BJP for the CM post. Uddhav Thackeray-led party is demanding the BJP should follow 50-50 formula according to which both the parties should have CM for 2.5 years.