While more than 30,000 farmers are marching towards Mumbai from Nashik, political parties including Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) have extended their support for the farmers’ agitation. The farmers “long march”, which reached Mulund on Saturday night, will reach Mumbai on Sunday. They have planned to gherao the state legislature on Monday against the government for the continuing distress in the state’s farm sector.
Police authorities have, meanwhile, diverted traffic at various places in Thane and Mumbai due to the long march. While the Aam Admi Party (AAP) declared support for the protest stating that they will join the march on Sunday, MNS chief Raj Thackeray spoke to leaders of the protest and extended his party’s support.