Lakhs of farmers leave for Delhi for ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ on Monday: SKM | delhi news

New Delhi: ‘To participate in’Kisan MahapanchayatWill be held at Ramlila Maidan on March 20 United Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Sunday that lakhs of farmers from across the country are on their way to Delhi.
Last month, SKM, a coalition of farmer unions, announced that a ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ would be organized to give legal assurance for the minimum support price (MSP).
According to a statement from SKM, lakhs of farmers from various states and union territories are going to Delhi for the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’.
Addressing a press conference here, SKM leader Darshan Pal said, “The Center must fulfill the assurances given to us in writing on December 9, 2021, and take effective steps to ease the ever-increasing distress faced by farmers.” ”
The SKM led an over a year-long agitation against the Centre’s now repealed farm laws. It suspended the agitation in December 2021 following the government’s assurance to withdraw the cases registered against the farmers during the agitation and to consider the pending demands of the farmers including legal guarantee of MSP.
The SKM has also urged the Center to disband the Committee on MSP constituted by the Centre, alleging that it is contrary to the demands of the farmers.
The demands of the farmers also include pension, loan waiver, compensation to those who lost their lives during the farmer’s movement and withdrawal of the electricity bill.
SKM’s statement said, “The Electricity Amendment Bill, 2022, referred to the JPC, should be withdrawn. The Center had given a written assurance that the bill would be introduced in Parliament only after discussions with SKM, but in spite of that it tabled the bill.” Did.” ,
It also reiterated the demand for free electricity for agricultural purposes and 300 units for rural households.
(With inputs from PTI)


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