New Delhi: The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday said that the ruling party was not trying to resolve the issue, instead, they were trying to do their best to counter the farmers' protest. This happened after BJP had a high-level meeting on the agricultural laws.
“It is clear that instead of resolving the ongoing struggle (on farmers’ demands), the BJP is trying its best to counter and destroy it (movement),” said a leader of the SKM Darshan Pal after the four-hour nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ program was scheduled from 12-4 pm on Thursday.
Home minister Amit Shah and party president J.P Nadda were the top BJP leaders in the meeting. Leaders from Haryana, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh were also included in the meeting held after a number of protests’ in the past weeks.
“The SKM condemns this attitude of the ruling party and demands that the government resolve the farmers’ issues immediately without any further delay,” said SKM leader Darshan Pal. He further added that the Morcha has been organized to vow the intensity of the struggle.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has been demanding nullification of the three new agricultural laws in order to provide choice to the farmers’ to sell outside regulated Mandis’ (Agri markets). Also to encourage the contract of farming under protected mechanisms and remove stock limits on farm commodities to attract private investment.
The farmers’ unions claimed that the three new agricultural laws can be devastating to them as it would make them prone to ill treatment from corporates.
Thereafter, the SKM decided to have a peaceful protest during the nationwide ‘Rail Roko’ program.