Center does not want to discuss PSM as it will benefit farmers: Rakesh Tikait

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Rakesh Tikait said the Center should set up a committee to deal with other farmers’ issues.

Hyderabad:

Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said on Thursday that he recently wrote a letter to the Center and claimed that the government did not want to talk about the Minimum Support Price (MSP) because it would benefit farmers across the country.

Addressing a press conference in Hyderabad, Mr Tikait said: “We wrote a letter to the Center a few days ago but have not yet received a response. They don’t want to talk about the MSP because it will benefit farmers across the country. . “

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He said the government has yet to respond to the letter.

The chief said the problems persisted despite the announcement of the repeal of agricultural laws.

“The Indian government had no conversations with us after January 22, when the last meeting was held. Now they have decided to repeal the laws. But our issues remain, especially the MSP, compensation for the death of 700 farmers and a ‘shahid smarak for them. The government should set up a committee to deal with other issues like the bill amending the electricity bill, the pesticide bill and others, ”he said.

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Speaking about the future action plan, Tikait said the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) will hold a meeting on November 27 and decide the course of the protest.

“Many allegations have been made against us; we have been harassed. We all bothered them. MSP was our problem earlier, it’s still our problem now. We have a meeting of Samyukta Morcha on November 27 where we will decide on the future of the demonstration. A thousand of us will be walking to Delhi on November 29 with our tractors, ”he said.

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“Sometimes it was learned that the farmers had left the place of protest. No farmer has left the place and will not leave because farmers all over the country are supporting this Morcha. We also made our points here. in Hyderabad, ”he said. added.

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