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Monday, 3 August 2020

Haryana Farmers launch stir against ordinances

Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, August 2

Farmers from Kurukshetra and Kaithal districts and Radaur block of Yamunanagar, led by Rattan Singh Mann, president, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Mann), Haryana, today launched 'August Kisan Kranti Andolan'.

They demanded that the Centre should bring a law 'right to sell at MSP' and immediately withdraw the three ordinances on the agriculture sector to protect the interests of farmers.

The farmers held a panchayat at the Jat Dharmshala, took out a protest march and held a demonstration outside the residence of Kurukshetra MP Nayab Singh Saini. They later submitted a memorandum to the MP in support of their demands.

BKU president Rattan Singh Mann said, "The BJP government has been ignoring the interests of farmers and hasn't even been trying to understand the issues being faced by farmers. The government should bring a law on 'right to sell at MSP'. Otherwise, the farmer union will launch a big agitation.

"The ordinances introduced by the government will only benefit private players. The farmers are ready for every struggle," he said.

The Centre had introduced three ordinances including the Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, the Farmers Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, and the Ordinance to amend the Essential Commodities Act.

As per its plan for 'August Kisan Kranti Andolan', the farmer union will submit memorandums to all MPs of Haryana.

Mann said, "Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar should call an all-party meeting before August 15 to discuss the three ordinances. If the ordinances are not withdrawn, a state-level kisan mahapanchayat will be held on September 4 at Rohtak."

from The Tribune

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