NEW DELHI: Despite Modi government’s suppressive excesses, the farmers’ protest continues to spread unabated. Thursday noon will see massive outpours into Delhi as hundreds of thousands of farmers and farm workers in adjoining states complete their wheat-sowing for the season.
Five Left parties in their announcements, declared full backing and solidarity for the farmers’ protests. The Kissan Sangharsha Co-ordination Committee called for solidarity events to be organized at rural and urban sites across the country. In metropolitan cities like Delhi, general public will participate in the “Hum Kissano Ke Sath(We Stand With Farmers)” programs to be conducted at several places.
The Coordination Committee asked all farm organisations to mobilise maximum strength for the ongoing protest. Protest venues have been set up in front of Reliance petrol pumps, Adani Malls and toll plazas in the capital. Prime Minister’s claim, that the new farm laws were to meet farmers’ demand, is deplorable. The new laws make way for corporate autonomy at the cost of farmers of the country. The move is designed to snatch land from the farmers in the long run.
The Coordination Committee congratulated the farm organisations for rejecting talks tagged with conditions, as proposed by Home Minister Amit Shah. Leaders such as CITU President Dr. K Hemalatha, All India Farm Workers’ Union General Secretary B Venket and Joint Secretary Vikram Singh reached Delhi’s border of Tikri and expressed solidarity for the protesters blocked there. At border region of Singhu All India Democratic Women’s Association activists felicitated protesters camped there.
Dissent Voices in NDA
Loktantrik party(RPL) would leave NDA if the new agricultural laws were not repealed immediately, warned the party president and Rajasthan MP ,Hanuman Beniwal. Benwal had earlier informed he would accompany farmers from Rajasthan heading for protests in Delhi. Loktantrik party holds sway over 15 constituencies in Rajasthan.
The Prime Minister is talking things only from his perspective, refusing to hear the outcry of farmers and the poor, said farmers’ leader Jasgjit Singh Dalavala. PM’s promise is confined to paper alone, said BKU leader Rakesh Tikayath.