Free farmers from debt: Uddhav

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Mumbai, Jan 21 (UNI) Demanding that farmers of Maharashtra be free from debt, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray today said debt-free farmers is the motto of the party and it will continue to demand the same.

Talking to reporters here after getting re-elected as the executive president, he said the party would continue to press for this demand.

He said the party had taken out 'Karzamukti dindi' (waive off farmers' loans march) and had called 'Hallabol Sangharsh Yatra', which started on January 16 from Shivaneri in Pune district. He reiterated that the party had come on the roads on the issues of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) Act and it would continue to press for their demand.

Mr Thackeray recalled the worlds of veteran economist Dr Narendra Jadhav, who had said in last eight years, 1.5 lakh farmers had committted suicide all over the country.

Asked about the Sena chief'sBal Thackeray's health, he said ''the Sun never gets old.'' Meanwhile, the party meeting today adopted five resolutions, demanding complete waiver of loans to free farmers, laws against women atrocities, resolution about minorities, ULCA and labour .

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