Thousands of farmers have gathered in Muzaffarnagar from across the nation to attend Kisan Mahapanchayat.
By The Newster
Thousands of farmers have gathered from across the nation to attend Kisan Mahapanchayat in UP’s Muzaffarnagar.
Rakesh Tikait has also reached the ground and will be discussing future actions of nationwide agitation against the farm laws.
Farmers have been protesting against the three contentious farm bills. Last year in September Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha passed the bill that inspired farmers across the nation.
As claimed by the farmers, the three-farm bill favours corporate houses and does not assure maximum retail price (MSP) for farmers.
In January 2021, the supreme court of India has stayed the three contentious laws and formed a committee to look into the grievances pertaining to the farm laws.
Various opposition parties have extended their full support to Farmers’ protest and demanded the nullification of the laws and guarantee the farmers with MSP.
Ever since the protest began in September 2020, more than 500 deaths have been reported related to the farmers’ protest.
General Secretary of Indian National Congress, Priyanka Gandhi has also supported the Kisan Panchayat. She said in a tweet, “Farmers are the voice of this country. Farmers are the pride of the country. There is no arrogance of any power in front of the farmers’ voice. The whole country is with the farmers in the fight to save agriculture sector and their righteous demand.”
National convenor of Jan Kisan Andolan tweeted, “History made. Now march begins towards the Future….. A Better Future for All Indians Because India Deserves Better”
He posted a photo with the tweet in which thousands of farmers can be as seen at Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar.
This Kisan Mahapanchayat is also crucial for both, the protesting farmers and ruling Bhartiya Janta Party as the Mahapanchayat is taking place in poll bound Uttar Pradesh.
The farmers will try their best to put pressure on Yogi led BJP government whereas the state government would try to quell the protest.