While Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) poll campaign in the state and inaugurated several infrastructure projects in Solapur, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday began his tour of the drought-affected Marathwada region in Maharashtra.
During his visit to Beed district in the region, Thackeray will hand over 100 cattle fodder-laden trucks and other essential supplies to farmers, a Sena leader said. The Sena chief is likely to highlight the agrarian crisis and criticise the BJP-led government over the same. According to Sena leaders, Thackeray will interact with farmers and distribute food grain and fodder for animals.
After the distribution of fodder and other essential supplies, the Sena chief will undertake a tour of the drought-hit region, he said.
He will also address a farmers’ rally in Beed before leaving for Jalna district, where he will hold talks with farmers, he added.