VIDARBHA FARMER

  • Vidarbha land was given to us as per law: Gadkari October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP president Nitin Gadkari has defended himself against any wrongdoing in land deals in Vidarbha. Activistturnedpolitician Arvind Kejriwal had alleged that the BJP president's factories are robbing farmers of their land and irrigation water in Maharashtra. He accused Gadkari of grabbing farmers' land and corruption in collusion with...
  • Gadkari didn't take my land: Farmer who went missing October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: In a dramatic twist to the controversy, the Vidarbha farmer, who had gone missing after he was named by India Against Corruption (IAC) while bringing out revelations against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari, surfaced on Friday and alleged that politics was being played over his land. Dismissing...
  • Gadkari revelation: Farmer's wife fears for his life October 18, 2012

    The wife of the Vidarbha farmer, Gajanan Gadge, named by India Against Corruption while bringing out the revelations against BJP President Nitin Gadkari, has told CNNIBN that her husband has been missing since the controversy began. She said that she is living in fear and does not know whether or...
  • Four Vidarbha farmers commit suicide in 72 hours January 28, 2012

    Yavatmal: Four cotton growers here committed suicide in the last three days as the local administration stopping relief aid to crisisridden farmers because of the code of conduct in place for coming local bodies elections, a local organisation fighting for farmers' cause alleged on Saturday. "All the officials are busy because...
  • Budget for us, please, say farmers of suicide belt February 24, 2010

    Nagpur: Farmers in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region are hoping for a Rs 30,000 crore development package in Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Budget, only two days away. According to the NGO Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), in view of the neglect faced by the region since independence, it was high time the central...
  • MLA uses Sholay to fight for farmers December 12, 2006

    Nagpur: An Independent MLA in the Maharashtra Assembly, Bachchu Kadu, has come up with a novel way draw attention towards farmers' woes in Vidarbha. Inspired by the character Veeru in the movie Sholay, Kadu has climbed up a water tank and is refusing to come down unless the state government...