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SKM to organise farmers’ mahapanchayat in Lucknow tomorrow, meet on 27 Nov over future plan of action

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha will probably be holding a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on Monday in a present of power days after the prime minister’s announcement of repealing the three farm legal guidelines

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Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Sunday penned an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a slew of points together with the Minimum Support Price, the Electricity Bill 2020, the withdrawal of  circumstances in opposition to farmers and Lakhimpur Kheri.

They additionally demanded withdrawal of circumstances in opposition to farmers and constructing a memorial for individuals who misplaced their lives throughout protests in opposition to the contentious farm legal guidelines. While thanking Modi for saying repeal of the three farm legal guidelines, the SKM alleged, “After 11 rounds of talks, you chose the path of unilateral declaration rather than a bilateral solution.”

In the letter, the umbrella physique of farmers’ unions additionally demanded compensation and rehabilitation assist for his or her households of farmers who died in the course of the protest.

The letter learn: “Dear Prime Minister, Crores of farmers of the country heard your address to the nation on the morning of 19th November 2021. We noted that after 11 rounds of talks, you chose the path of unilateral declaration rather than a bilateral solution; nonetheless, we are glad that you have announced the decision to withdraw all three farm laws. We welcome this announcement and hope that your government will fulfill this promise at the earliest and in full.”

The letter went on to state six calls for: That the Minimum Support Price primarily based on the excellent price of manufacturing (C2+50%) ought to be made a authorized entitlement of all farmers for all agricultural produce so that each farmer of the nation will be assured no less than the MSP introduced by the federal government for his or her whole crop; Withdrawal of the draft “Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021” proposed by the federal government; elimination of the penal provisions on farmers within the “Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Act 2021”; hundreds of farmers have been implicated in lots of of circumstances throughout this motion (June 2020 until date) in Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and several other different states. These circumstances ought to be withdrawn instantly; the sacking and arrest of Ajay Mishra Teni; compensation and rehabilitation assist for the households of the 700 farmers who died in the course of the motion and that land be given at Singhu Border to construct to construct a martyrs’ memorial within the reminiscence of the farmers.

The letter concluded by urging the federal government to renew talks with the SKM over the above points and stated that the organisation would proceed the motion till then.

Briefing media earlier on Sunday, farmer chief Balbir Singh Rajewal had stated, “We will write an open letter to Prime Minister mentioning the pending demands including MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020 and the withdrawal of cases against farmers. We will also write to him to sack the Minister Ajay Mishra Teni over Lakhimpur Kheri incident.”

However, the farmer chief welcomed the step of farm legal guidelines roll again introduced by Prime Minister Modi and stated, “It was a good step, we welcome it. But a lot of things still remain.”

“We discussed repeal of farm laws. After this, some decisions were taken. SKM’s predecided programs will continue as it is – Kisan panchayat in Lucknow on 22 November gatherings at all borders on 26November  and a march to Parliament on 29 November,” he stated.

Rajewal stated that one other assembly of SKM will probably be held on 27  November 27 to debate method future plan of action.

“For a decision on further developments, another meeting of SKM will be held on 27 November . The decision will be taken on the basis of the situation until then,” he added

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha will probably be holding a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on Monday in a present of power days after the prime minister’s announcement of repealing the three farm legal guidelines.

The gathering scheduled to be held at Eco Garden within the metropolis was deliberate a number of months earlier than Friday’s announcement.

Farmer leaders stated the protests will proceed till the federal government makes a legislation on minimal assist worth (MSP) and removes Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.

In a tweet in Hindi on Sunday, Bhartiya Kisan Union nationwide spokesperson Rakesh Tikait stated, “Chalo Lucknow Chalo Lucknow (lets go to Lucknow) for MSP Adhikaar Kisaan Mahapanchayat. The agriculture reforms being talked about are fake and cosmetic. The farm reforms are not going to stop the plight of the farmers. The biggest reform for the farmers and agriculture will be to make a law pertaining to the MSP.”

Vice-president of Uttar Pradesh unit of BKU Harnam Singh Verma informed PTI, “The prime minister has announced the repeal of the three farm laws, but he did not say when the MSP law will be made. Until a law is made on the MSP, and Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra is removed, the agitation will continue.”

Verma additionally stated various different points can even be mentioned on the farmers’ mahapanchayat. “The BJP had said (during the previous Assembly elections in UP) that once it forms the government in the state, payment will be made to the sugarcane farmers within 14 days, but this mechanism could not be implemented in the state. In a span of four-and-a-half years, the increase in sugarcane price was barely Rs 25,” he stated.

Violence had erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri district on 3 October when farmers had been protesting the go to of Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to Mishra’s native place. Four agitating farmers had been run over by a car whereas 4 others, together with a journalist and two BJP employees, had been additionally killed in ensuing violence.

SKM, an umbrella physique of the agitating unions, met earlier on Sunday to resolve on the following plan of action, together with on the MSP difficulty and the proposed each day tractor march to Parliament in the course of the upcoming Winter Session.

Farmer leaders have been sustaining that the protesters will keep put at border areas of Delhi till the Centre formally repeals these legal guidelines in Parliament after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shock announcement on Friday and have indicated their stir for a statutory assure of MSP and withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill will proceed.

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