Seawoods (West): Shashikant Rajaram Waghe, a farmer of Nirval village, Chiplun taluka in Ratnagiri district, came loaded with 5,000 Alphonso mangoes of Ratnagiri in his tempo to sell them in Mumbai during the lockdown on May 26. He kept moving around the city for two days and could neither sell his mangoes nor find food to eat during the two days.
Avinash Lad, a Congress corporator in the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, recommended him to contact the first BJP Corporator in NMMC, Bharat Jadhav, in whom he remarked that he found a Godly person. Shashikant Waghe further added that not only did Bharat Jadhav offer him a good, filling meal first, he also sold his complete stock of 5,000 mangoes in just 2 hours by just one message through his network with residents in Seawoods (West). Waghe expressed his gratitude to the residents too, whose instant response saved him from a catastrophe.
Bharat Jadhav, a former corporator, has been regularly supplying, since the lockdown began, grocery, fruits, vegetables, face masks, sanitizers and homeopathic medicines to the residents in Seawoods (W), by registering their demand online and delivering at the respective housing societies by adhering to social distancing. His supply of necessities during the present lockdown has been appreciated a great deal by the residents as yeomen service and has become very popular, with residents eagerly awaiting his next announcement for the supply of essentials.
Availing this popular response, he announced the sale of Waghe’s mangoes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 27 @ Rs. 600 for 2 dozen and Rs. 1500 for 5 dozen, at the Ganesh Maidan in sector 48, here. To the farmer’s and Bharat’s pleasant surprise the whole stock was sold out in about 2 hours. Bharat Jadhav thanked Rasna tai Kale for arranging the meals for the farmer and his driver, Sudhir Jadhav, BJP Ward president for co-ordinating and distribution and all the residents for their overwhelming response that saved the farmer from a great disaster.