Where is the missing farmer whose land Gadkari has taken?

Arvind Kejriwal Prasant Bhusan
Mumbai, Oct 18: First the family has lost its land and now the breadwinner has gone missing. The Vidarbha farmer Gajanan Ghadge whose land Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari had allegedly taken has gone missing, said his wife. The farmer is missing since activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal has revealed that Gadkari has occupied his land in an expose on Wednesday, Oct 17. The wife is now living in fear. The wife had alleged that aides of Gadkari were threatening her now.

Gajanan's wife is not sure whether to file a police complaint to find the whereabouts of her missing husband.

Indian Against Corruption (IAC) members alleged that lands of Vidarbha farmers were illegally occupied by Gadkari.

Kejriwal had said Gadkari's business links were harming the interests of farmers. Kejriwal alleged that the state government acquired excess land and did not give it back to farmers as per law. He said Gajanan had approached the government seeking return of his land. But the government sat on it for almost two years but when Gadkari wrote a letter seeking transfer of the same land to him, Ajit Pawar (NCP leader) wrote a letter recommending it in four days, he alleged. "There was action on Gadkari's letter very fast but a representation by the farmer did not get any response for two years. And when it came, they were not given back," Kejriwal said.

Accusing Gadkari of grabbing farmers' land in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, Kejriwal said, Gadkari was promoting his business interests at the cost of farmers. "Whose interests does Gadkari represent? He has a very big business empire. His interests are clashing with those of Vidarbha's farmers?" the activist-cum-politician said.

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