- Important meeting of farmers organizations will be held on Sunday
- There will be pressure to bring a law with MSP guarantee
- There is also the issue of withdrawing the cases filed against the farmers.
After the decision to repeal three agriculture laws, the Center will now be under pressure to bring a law guaranteeing the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Agitating farmers’ organizations and opposition parties have started preparing for this.
At the same time, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi also joined the demand on Saturday and said that till the issue is not resolved, the agitation will not end. An important meeting of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), the main organization of various farmer unions, will be held on Sunday. In this the MSP issue and the proposed daily tractor march during the upcoming Parliament session and further steps will be decided.
Morcha’s core committee member Darshan Pal said, “Our call for tractor march till Parliament is still intact. A final decision on the future course of the movement and MSP issues will be taken in the SKM meeting on the Singhu border on Sunday.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait also said in a conversation with a TV channel that the agitation would end only after fulfillment of certain conditions. In this, the issue of withdrawing the cases filed against farmers during the agitation with the guarantee of MSP is important.
Meanwhile, farmer leader and SKM member Sudesh Goyat said, “…we have decided that we will not leave this place till these laws are formally withdrawn in Parliament. Farmers will continue to visit the borders of Delhi on November 26 to mark the completion of one year of the agitation.
Varun Gandhi announced compensation
Where the opposition targeted the government for agreeing to withdraw the agricultural laws. Meanwhile, BJP MP Varun Gandhi wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to accept the farmers’ demand for MSP guarantee.
The Pilibhit MP, who often raises the issue of farmers, said that if this decision had been taken earlier, more than 700 farmers would not have died. He also demanded a compensation of Rs one crore each to the kin of those killed during the agitation.
Opposition attacked in their own way
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati also demanded a law to be made to guarantee MSP. He tweeted and said, “…Centre to enact a new law to ensure minimum support price of farmers’ produce and return of all other cases filed against the agitating farmers, barring the most serious matters related to the pride and honor of the country etc. Make sure that, then it will be appropriate.
Congress and Left parties have also demanded that a law should be made to guarantee MSP.
Along with Varun Gandhi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi also demanded action against Union Minister Ajay Mishra for the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Priyanka Gandhi also urged Prime Minister Modi not to share the stage with Ajay Mishra at the conference of Directors General of Police (DGP) in Lucknow.
Shiv Sena, in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, hit out at the government and said, “Mahabharata and Ramayana teach us that arrogance ultimately defeats, but it seems that the fake Hindutvawadis have forgotten this and have tried to tell the truth and the truth. Justice has been attacked, just as Ravana had done.
He said that at least in future, the Center should put arrogance aside before bringing such laws and take the opposition parties into confidence for the welfare of the country.
In the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement to repeal three central agriculture laws, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram alleged that only in the BJP government, laws are made and repealed without the approval of the cabinet.
What did the BJP leaders explain?
Union Minister General (Retd) VK Singh told reporters on farmers’ allegations of calling agricultural laws as ‘black laws’, “I asked a farmer leader what is black in agricultural laws? You guys say this is a black law. I asked him what is black other than ink? They said we support your view, but still these (laws) are black.”
Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways Singh said, “What is the treatment for this? There is no cure for it. There is a fight for supremacy among the farmers’ organizations. These people cannot think about the benefits of small farmers. That’s why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced to withdraw the law.