Manohar Rajusingh Naik Minister of Department Food & Drugs Administration and Special Assistance, Maharashtra State Address: Gandhinagar, Pusad Tal. Pusad, Dist. Yavatmal
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Manohar Naik in News
Manohar Naik sworn in as Maharashtra Minister Mumbai, July 7, 2004: Maharashtra Governor Mohammed Fazal on Wednesday administered the oath of office and secrecy to five ministers, who were elevated to the cabinet rank on Tuesday.
Those administered oath included Prakash Kanappa Awade and Anees Ahmed (both Congress) and Vimal Mundada, Nawab Malik and Manohar Naik (all NCP).
The ministers of the DF government were administered the oath at a simple ceremony held at the Darbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai. All the ministers took the oath in Marathi in the name of the God.
These five ministers, who were earlier part of the DF government as Ministers of State, were elevated to the cabinet rank on Tuesday following downsizing of the ministry to meet the constitutional obligation.
Those present on the occasion included Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil and other ministers of the Shinde ministry. (with Thanks from Hindustan Times)
Cotton Growers Gheraoed Maharashtra Minister Manohar Naik Mumbai, December 9, 2006: The local administration at Wani town in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district today clamped curfew after cotton growers gheraoed minister Manohar Naik, sent to pacify the farmers.
The situation in the town took a turn for the worse yesterday when angry cotton farmers, unhappy at the government procurement price for the crop, ran riot.
The police opened fire after farmers pelted them and senior officials with stones.
Six persons, including a young girl, sustained bullet injuries.
One of them later died at a hospital.
When Mr Manohar Naik went to pacify the farmers today, he was gheraoed and the police used force to disperse the farmers.
With the situation threatening to snowball, curfew was clamped.
Farmers had begun to agitate after the Maharashtra government decided to buy cotton at Rs 1900 per quintal, as against the price of Rs 2700 that they demanded.
They also alleged that government officials appointed to grade the crop demanded bribe from farmers for adequate compensation.
The state government later announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased. (With thanks from The Tribune)