Farmers Protest: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi. In this, he has urged PM Modi to hold talks with the protesting farmers in the midst of increasing terror threats from across the border ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections. The CM also proposed to lead the all-party meeting.
Significantly, since the end of November last year, farmers’ agitation against the new agricultural laws is going on. They are camping on the three borders of Delhi, Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border. A large number of farmers of Punjab and Haryana are involved in this movement. Farmers also demonstrated in many parts of Punjab. Several rounds of talks were also held between the farmer and the central government but no concrete solution has been found so far. The protesting farmers are adamant on the demand to repeal all three agricultural laws and to enact a written law on MSP.
Farmers will intensify protests, will picket outside Parliament
Meanwhile, the farmers have once again prepared a strategy to intensify the movement. With the monsoon session of Parliament starting, farmers will surround the government both inside and outside Parliament. The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) said that farmers from 22 states will participate in the proposed demonstration outside Parliament from July 22 demanding repeal of agricultural laws and legal guarantee on Minimum Support Price (MSP).
SKM, an organization of 40 farmers’ unions, said that around 200 farmers would protest outside the Parliament House every day during the monsoon session of Parliament. The leaders have not commented on whether they have got permission to protest outside Parliament. But he has said that the protest will be peaceful.
Sachin Pilot said – Petrol and diesel prices have become more expensive than desi ghee, people are not getting food