Congress VP for separate fisheries ministry

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met representatives of the fishing community who put forth various demands pertaining to their business like need for a separate ministry, farming status for fisheries and more subsidies on diesel.In a 40-minute interaction held at Versova fishing village which falls in Mumbai North West parliamentary constituency of CWC member Gurudas Kamat, fishing community representatives highlighted their demands and expressed fear that with land costs in Mumbai spiralling, builders were eyeing sprawling fish markets. ‘We want to know on whose side are you?’ they asked the Congress leader. ‘I will always be with you,’ Rahul replied adding that he had come to meet them and understand their views and not give a speech.
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