Today September 26, a massive convention of thousands of farmers was held at Jalgaon by the Coordination Committee of Farmers Organisations in Maharashtra. It gave a clarion call for further struggle against the state government's betrayal of its own assurance of a complete loan waiver, for the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission, for pension at Rs 5000 per month for poor peasants and agricultural workers, against arbitrary and unjust land acquisition, etc. The convention gave a call to hold massive peasant (Baliraja) rallies at every district and tehsil centre in Maharashtra on October 20, which is Balipratipada day in Diwali. These state-wide rallies of thousands of peasants each will demand that since the policies of the BJP state government are directly responsible for the rising spate of suicides of debt-ridden peasants, cases under IPC section 302 (murder), 306 (abetment to suicide) and 420 (cheating) must be instituted against it. It may be recalled that on August 14, 2017, over two lakh peasants in the state had blocked all national and state highways in more than 200 centres in 31 districts in Maharashtra. The October 20 actions will also elicit a similarly massive response. Prominent Kisan leaders like Raju Shetty MP, Bachhu Kadu MLA, Raghunathdada Patil, Baba Adhav, Dr Ashok Dhawale, Dr Ajit Nawale, Namdev Gavde, Pratibha Shinde, Kishor Dhamale, Sushila Morale, Ganesh Jagtap, Karan Gaikar and others addressed this convention. This convention has also given its full support to the 15-day old joint statewide strike of Anganwadi workers that is now being valiantly fought for their just demands.