Farmer Protest To Continue As MSP Law, Seed Bill Problems Unresolved: Rakesh Tikait

The agitation of farmers will not stop now as demands for the MSP Guarantee Law and the Seed Bill have yet to be accepted, Union Bharatiya Kisan leader Rakesh Tikait said on Monday. (BKU).

“The turmoil will not stop because many of our issues like the MSP Guarantee Law, the Seeds Bill and the Dairy Policy are not yet resolved. The government should talk to us. Otherwise, we will not go home, “Tikait said, quoted by the news agency. ANI.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a coordinating body of restless farmers’ unions, has made six demands to the government.

In addition to the legal guarantee of a minimum support price, the farmers are asking for the dismissal of the Union Minister of State responsible for welcoming Ajay Mishra, whose son is accused in the violence of Lakhimpur Kheri.

They also called for the withdrawal of the lawsuits against the farmers, the construction of a memorial for the protesters who lost their lives in the unrest and the withdrawal of the bill amending the electricity bill.

Despite the prime minister’s surprise announcement, farm leaders maintained that protesters would not budge until the three disputed laws were formally repealed by parliament.

While thanking Modi for his decision, SKM, in a letter to the Prime Minister on Sunday, said: “After 11 rounds of talks, you have chosen the path of a unilateral declaration rather than a bilateral solution.”

“The MSP based on the overall cost of production should become a legal right of all farmers for all agricultural products so that every farmer in the country can be guaranteed the MSP announced by the government for their entire harvest. , 2020/2021 ‘”, reads the letter.

“During this movement, around 700 farmers died. There should be compensation and rehabilitation support for their families. Land should be allocated at the Singhu border to build a memorial for the deceased farmers,” he said. he declared.

The SKM has warned that the unrest will continue until the government resumes talks with it.

Hundreds of protesting farmers have camped at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders in Delhi since November 2020.

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