Nagpur, Sep 16 : The president of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) and a prominent farmer activist Kishore Tiwari snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday.
In his recent interview, Mr Tiwari had warned Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari that the stringent penalties under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 are anti-people and could provoke suicides in the country.
Mr Tiwari, who had been part of the Maharashtra government machinery for five years, abruptly announced that he has broken ties with the BJP as the majority of his suggestions were not heeded to and was simply used by the party for its gains.
"I have snapped all ties with the BJP, I shall return to my activities for the welfare of the farmers and tribals in Maharashtra and other parts of India for resolving their problems" Tiwari told UNI.
It may be recalled here that Mr Tiwari had been associated with BJP and RSS since 1977 and shot into the lime light following he focused his attention on the spurt in farmers’ suicides.(UNI)