Onion Export Ban: Maharashtra Congress To Protest On Wednesday Against Centre
Onions are loaded onto a truck at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharshtra, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Onion Export Ban: Maharashtra Congress To Protest On Wednesday Against Centre

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The Maharashtra Congress will stage a statewide protest on Wednesday demanding the withdrawal of the Centre's "unjust" decision to ban the export of onions, state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat said.

The Central government on Monday banned the export of all varieties of onions with immediate effect to increase availability and curb prices of the commodity in the domestic market.

"Farmers hoped to get good prices for their onions. But the whimsical Modi government at the Centre suddenly banned the export of onions. The Congress will stage a statewide protest on Wednesday, seeking immediate withdrawal of the export ban," Thorat, who also states Congress chief, said.

Also read: India Bans Export Of Onions With Immediate Effect

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