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Maruti Manpade wanted to represent farmers in Legislative Assembly: Badagalapura Nagendra

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Mysuru: Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Vice- president of Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha (KPRS) Maruti Manpade died of Covid-19 on Tuesday. He was 65.

A native of Kalaburagi, Manpade was admitted at a private hospital in Solapur, where he was on ventilator support for the past three to four days.   

Manpade who actively participated in Communist movements across the state, had recently taken part in Ikya Horata across the state. Manpade also fought for the welfare of Tur Dal farmers in North Karnataka region. 
Farmer leaders led by Karnataka Rajya Raita Sangha President Badagalapura Nagendra observe a minute’s silence to condole the death of Maruti Manpade, in Mysuru.
He was the true voice against anti-farmer laws and Acts and had taken umbrage at Chief minister and agriculture minister over the recent amendments brought to APMC Ordinance and Land Reforms Act. 
He had also unsuccessfully contested the Assembly elections held in 2018 from the Kalaburagi Rural constituency as a CPM candidate.
He contracted Covid a few weeks ago and was admitted to Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS) hospital in Kalaburagi and was later shifted to Solapur, in Maharashtra.
Manpade is survived by wife and two sons.
Nagendra condoles
Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha State President Badagalapura Nagendra told Mysoorunews.com, “Maruti Manpade was a true leader of Communist and farmer organisations. It’s very unfortunate that we lost this visionary thinking leader. He had a strong ambition to represent farmers in the Assembly”.
Recalling the time spent with Manpade, Nagendra said “Myself and Manpade shared a good rapport. We spent more time discussing about farmers problems. On September 23 we had met Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to discuss about APMC and Land reforms Act. Manpade had strongly argued with CM and Agriculture Minister B C Patil”.
Nagendra and other farmer leaders observed a minute’s silence to condole the death of Manpade, near Deputy Commissioner’s office.
– Team Mysoorunews 
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