Pawar meets Maha CM on sugarcane problem
According to sources, the close door meeting assumes significance on the account of ongoing demonstrations by the farmers from Pawar`s home town Baramati in Pune district demanding higher rates for the sugarcane produce. The agitations are being spearheaded by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna MP Raju Shetty.
The meeting triggered speculations over continuation of the alliance between Congress and NCP in the forthcoming municipal council elections. The civic polls to 27 Zilla Parishads, 196 municipal councils, 305 Panchayat Samitis and 10 municipal corporations to be held in December and early next year.