Kolhapur, Oct 30 : District Co-operative Milk Association, popularly known as Gokul, on Wednesday officially struck off the resolution, which called for making the association, a multi-state unit.
The announcement was made by Gokul Chairman Ravindra Apate at today's General Body meet, upon which the eyes of dairy farmers as well as Congressmen were set, following October 28 unofficial declaration to drop the controversial resolution. The resolution, passed on September 30 last year, attracted much flak from the Kolhapur's dairy farmers as well as milk institutions.
Earlier, commenting on the decision to drop the resolution,Gokul Chairman Ravindra Apate stated that the move of transforming Gokul into a multi-state unit was aimed at getting more rates for the dairy farmers. However, owing to the opposition from the farmers, and empathising with their feelings, the directorial board has decided to cancel the resolution, he added.
Anticipating likeliness of political furore, the General Body meet was held under thick security cover at the Tarabai Park area in the city.
Led by Congress legislator Hasan Mushrif and MLC Satej Patil, an Anti-Multi-State Action Committee opposed the resolution in the Gokul's last year general meet and even today backed its stance.
Internal politics among Congressmen has been witnessed all along as former MLC Mahadevrao Mahadik as well as erstwhile district party president P N Patil supported the act while the Anti-Multi-State Action Committee vehemently opposed it. Hence, a state of commotion ensued at the General Body meet since both the factions started sloganeering.
Announcing the official decision, Chairman Apate stated that owing to the opposition from the farmers, the directorial board has decided to cancel the resolution, seeking to transform Gokul into a multi-state unit. Board of Directors- Arun Narke, Arun Dingale, Vishwas Patil, Ramraje Kupekar, Dharysheel Desai, Baba Desai, Satyajeet Patil and Anbrish Ghatge- attended the meet. (UNI)