Mumbai, Nov. 19 -- Farmers' outfits and political parties in the state welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement to withdraw three farm laws and described it as a victory for the farmers.

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the central government should take stakeholders and Opposition parties into confidence to avoid such embarrassment in the future.

On the other hand, NCP chief and former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar took a jibe at the Central government and said that they repealed the laws because they were afraid that they would have to pay the price in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh and Punjab Assembly elections.

"Fortunately, farmers from parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana were involved in the agit...