Thousands of farmers from 21 districts in Maharashtra who are protesting against the Narendra Modi government ‘s new agriculture laws have gathered at Nashik and are marching to cover the 180 kilometres to Mumbai, where they will hold a massive rally Monday at Azad Maidan.
Maharashtra’s top leader and NCP supremo Sharad Pawar is expected to attend that rally.
Hundreds of visuals posted on social media showed a sea of farmers snaking their way through the roads of the Kasara Ghat region between Nashik and Mumbai.
The rally is part of the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the protests in the national capital Delhi, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
More farmers are expected to join the rally in Mumbai.
The protesting farmers will converge at Azad Maidan on January 24 and begin a three-day sit-in.
On January 25, a massive rally will be taken to Raj Bhavan and a memo will be submitted to the Governor.
On January 26, there will be a Republic Day flag hoisting at Azad Maidan.