PI (M) leader Dr. Ashok Dhawale will lead the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), one of the biggest farmers’ body in the country. The AIKS has been in the forefront in the recent farmer agitations across the country, including in the State.
Dr. Dhawale, presently a central committee member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), was unanimously elected as President, AIKS at its national conference in Hissar, Haryana. He becomes the third Communist leader from Maharashtra to lead AIKS after late Krantisinh Nana Patil and late Godavari Parulekar. Dr Ajit Nawale, a farmer leader who gained popularity during the farmer agitations, was elected to the Central Kisan Committee.