NEW DELHI: Social activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal is all set to make his presence felt at Anna Hazare’s stronghold Maharashtra by extending his support to sugarcane farmers.

India against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal has decided to participate in agitation organized by the sugarcane farmers in western Maharashtra on Friday. He is likely to raise questions on almost all the state political parties over this issue. Kejriwal bombarded questions at political parties and asked to reveal the names of their leaders who are running Sugar Mills in the state.

Kejriwal alleged that the leaders of all the political parties were linked, directly or indirectly, to sugar business and hence the government was trying to snatch farmer’s profit.

Apart from addressing the agitating farmers, Kejriwal will meet family members of the farmers who lost their lives in clashes with the police. Earlier, Kejriwal on Wednesday had to cancel his visit to Maharashtra after the state administration refused to grant him permission to meet jailed farmers’ leader Raju Shetty.

Meanwhile, agitation by sugarcane growers entered ninth day on Thursday. The sugarcane farmers groups have been demanding a price of Rs 3,000 per tonne, but sugar factories are willing to pay only Rs 2,300 per tonne.

JPN/Bureau

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