All Set To Protest At Parliament On Nov 20, Says All India Kisan Sabha
Speaking with BW Businessworld the member of political bureau Communist Party of India, Atul Anjan said, “we are protesting at various places of India from June onwards and this times we have chosen heartland of mainstream print media of the nation'.
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Waves of farmer’s protest are not ending in near future, at least the intensity reflects the same. This time the wave comes to the heart of New Delhi. The All India Kisan Sabha (a nationwide left centric group of farmers) started protesting at ITO, one of the busiest places in the national capital. A police personal informed BW Businessworld that, earlier these farmers were supposed to protest at Ramlila Ground. This time the protest will continue until 5th of November.
Speaking with BW Businessworld the member of political bureau Communist Party of India, Atul Anjan said, “we are protesting at various places of India from June onwards and this times we have chosen heartland of mainstream print media of the nation’. Continuing with his statement Anjan said, we are planning to protest at Parliament on 20th of this month if our demands are not met”.
Though BW Businessworld had also noticed banners from the North-Indian States like Rajasthan, Anjan refused to comment on the same and said few farmers must be here anytime soon and possibly they have installed their banner, it is not a marketing activity.
All India Kisan Sabha members from states like Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, and Telangana had been witnessed roaming around with very few North-Indian farmers at the venue.
Apart from common demands, the regional demands like rising of support price for sugarcane by UP farmers and cotton price by Telangana farmers were also visible in scattered banners.
The government’s vision on the same is very clear from the statements that came in regular intervals, whereas Minister of Farmers welfare Radha Mohan Singh is more inclined towards training of farmers rather than waiving off loans. Economists are also describing waiving off loans by various states as an act of quick relief than a permanent solution. The same had also confirmed by Hukum Dev Narayan Yadav, chairman of the parliamentary committee on farmers.
Only time will tell if such demands will continue to come from different farmer unions. Posing themselves as representative of all the Indian farmers. In addition, agriculture is basically a state subject and adamant approach from both the sides will not lead to a proper solution.