Kunbi Sena merges into Congress
Late Shyamrao Peje Konkan development financial board soon to be activated
Wada: Kunbi Sena chief Vishwnath Patil declared the merging of the farmers’ organization into Congress on its 13th anniversary in a state level function, in presence of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Congress state party chief Manikrao Thakre, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat, State Minister Rajendra Gavit, Member of Parliament Husain Dalvai and other dignitaries, here.
Addressing the audience, Patil said that they were merging in the party for the actual implementation of the decision in favor of the agriculturists. Kunbi community, one of the most populated communities, faces some developmental issues in Konkan region. The issue of evicted kulas in Ratnagiri has been resolved and a committee has been appointed to solve the the issue of evicted kulas of Raigad and Thane districts.
Addressing the audience, Chief Minister Chavan said, “Kunbis come under Other Backward Classes (OBC) but still they have to live a deprived life. Divisional level hostels have been formed for the students of this category. the limit of the non-creamy layer has been increased up to Rs 6 lakh. Thane district soon will be bifurcated for the development of the rural part of the district,” he said.
Chavan said that Late Shyamrao Peje Konkan development financial board would soon be activated and he assured that Patil would be felicitated with his stature in Congress party.
Industries Minister Narayan Rane’s special efforts for the merging
Industries Minister Narayan Rane and MP Dr. Nilesh Rane took efforts to bring the Kunbi Sena into mainstream of the Congress party. Kunbi Sena chief Vishwanath Patil had taken a cooperative stand from previous elections.
Manikrao Thakre said, “Congress has the lone capacity in solving the public issues and many organizations are merging with the party,” he said.