PWP candidates from Uran, Vivek Patil carried out marathon meetings in villages that are being targeted for land grab under SEZ. Vivek Patil appealed to farmers across villages to ensure that they vote out the Congress from Panvel and Uran completely this time round, reports Monika Bhosale. PWP candidate from Uran Vivek Patil campaigned in villages that are known to be the fort of the Peasants and Workers Party. The response that Vivek Patil received in the villages of Koproli, Chirner, Jaasai, Gavhan and Kobandbuje is indication enough that he has massive support and edge over his opponents in the constituency. The farmers are with PWP candidate Vivek Patil because they are victims of the government forcing land acquisition in the name of SEZs that are floated just for the benefit and commercial interests of capitalists. Vivek Patil has challenged the state if they force the farmers of Raigad to give up their land. Even in the past, MLA Vivek Patil has stood up in the interest of farmers and headed agitations against the state. Addressing the villagers and farmers, Vivek Patil said that if SEZ had not been protested on time, the state would have brought farmers on roads. He also taunted on the Chief Minister of the state saying that he does not do anything without consulting Sonia Gandhi. Vivek Patil advocated that instead of giving land for SEZs, the land should be used for government units where youth can be given employment. He appealed to all voters that voting for the Congress-NCP alliance in Uran would mean voting against the interest of farmers. He even attacked Ramsheth Thakur for joining Congress for his selfish interests. The villagers openly voiced their support to Vivek Patil. Maval constituency’s MP Gajanan Babar joined Vivek Patil’s campaigning in Gavhan. The leaders criticized Ramsheth Thakur for practicing politics that low in taste and voiced confidence that the voters would show Ramsheth Thakur his place in these elections. With cameraperson Gyaneshwar Mali, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
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