After a meeting with peasant leaders from Westen Uttar Pradesh in Vidhan Sabha on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the Centre’s new agricultural laws a “death sentence for farmers” and said the laws would lead to the agriculture under the control of “a few companies”.
“A detailed discussion has taken place with farmers in western Uttar Pradesh on the three black laws. These laws are like a death warrant for farmers. If these laws are implemented, agriculture will be in between. the hands of a few companies “, declared the Minister of Cief. journalists.
“On February 28, a big ‘Kisan Panchayat’ will take place in Meerut where these laws will be discussed and an appeal will be made to the Indian government to take over these laws,” Kejriwal added.
Earlier today, Mr. Kejriwal held a meeting with farmer leaders from Uttar Pradesh in Vidhan Sabha. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and Water and Tourism Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and Aam Aadmi (AAP) Party MP Sanjay Singh were also present at the meeting.
Rashtriya Jat Mahasangh leader Rohit Jakhad, who was also present at the meeting, told reporters: “We demand a minimum support price (MSP) law and the recommendations of the Swaminathan report must be implemented in the letter and spirit. The three agricultural laws must be taken up. . Until these demands are met, farmers will continue to demonstrate at Delhi’s borders. We will take the protest to the villages. “
Farmers have been protesting at the various borders of the national capital since November last year, against the three newly enacted agricultural laws – Agricultural Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020; Farmer Empowerment and Protection Act 2020 on Price Insurance and Agricultural Services and Essential Commodities Act 2020 (Amendment).
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