Mumbai, Oct 17 : NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that 16,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra over the past five years and people from rural areas have suffered the worst under BJP-Shiv Sena rule. Maharashtra goes to polls on October 21and results will be declared on October 24.
Taking on the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance at an election rally in Mumbai, Pawar saying that no section of the society is happy with their rule.
“People in rural areas tell me that they have not suffered anything worse than this rule of BJP-Shiv Sena. 16,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra in the last five years,” Pawar said during the rally.
Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis attacked the Congress-NCP combine and said that the only thing left out of their manifesto was the moon.
“There are only two things that Congress-NCP have left out of their election manifesto. First, that they will build a Taj Mahal for every family and second, that they will get plots of land on the moon for every family,” Fadnavis said in Nagpur.