Protesting peasant leaders in India have postponed the proposed parliamentary campaign. The decision was taken at a meeting of the United Kisan Morcha on Saturday. The winter session of the Indian Parliament begins on Monday. The peasant leaders had decided to march towards Parliament from the three borders of Delhi on the first day in support of their demand. This was stated by one of the farmers’ leaders Darshan Pal Singh after the Morcha meeting on Saturday.
On the first day of the parliamentary session, a bill to repeal three controversial agricultural laws is to be raised. That is why the ruling BJP has directed all party MPs to be present in Parliament.
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Darshan Pal Singh said, it is heard that the law will be repealed on the same day. Due to this the parliamentary campaign is being postponed. “We have written a letter to the prime minister,” he said. In it we have spoken of fulfilling all our demands. We will wait until December 4. Let’s see what the Prime Minister says about our demands. Then the front will announce its next program.
The peasant leaders are adamant about continuing the blockade on the three borders of Delhi. They said that from the very beginning they have been demanding repeal of three controversial agricultural laws and new law on Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops. Some more claims have been added later. Such as financial assistance to the families of farmers killed during the agitation, withdrawal of all cases filed against farmers, release of prisoners, removal of Union Home Minister Ajay Mishra and cancellation of electricity bill for his involvement in Lakhimpur Kheri incident.
On Saturday, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar requested the withdrawal of the farmers’ movement. He said it was pointless to run the movement after the law was repealed. He said the government had already said that the case filed for burning the crop roots would be withdrawn. A committee will be formed to consider the remaining demands.
However, the Agriculture Minister did not comment on the legal assurance of MSP. The peasants again did not agree to withdraw the movement without this assurance. Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the siege of Delhi by agitating farmers. On this occasion, lakhs of farmers gathered at the three borders on the outskirts of Delhi and celebrated the ‘Partial Victory Festival’.