Farmers are going to protest on 27th September.
New Delhi: The Congress asked all its workers, state unit chiefs and heads of organizations affiliated to the party to participate in the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the farmers’ union on September 27 to protest against the three agricultural laws of the Centre. The United Kisan Morcha, a body of over 40 agricultural unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation, had earlier appealed to the people to join the bandh.Also Read – In Uttar Pradesh, the purchase price of sugarcane increased per quintal, now know the price
Congress General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said that the Congress and its workers will extend their full support to the peaceful ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the farmers’ union on Monday. “We believe in the rights of our farmers and we will stand by them in their fight against black agricultural laws,” he tweeted. Also Read – BJP MP thrashed with kicks in UP, allegations against Congress leader Pramod Tiwari
Venugopal said, “All state Congress committee presidents, organization heads are requested to come with our Annadata in a peaceful Bharat Bandh across the country.” So far 11 rounds of talks have been held, the last one was on 22nd January. Also Read – Rebellion is not stopping in Punjab Congress, now there is opposition to the inclusion of Rana Gurjit Singh in the cabinet
Negotiations have not resumed after widespread violence during a tractor rally by farmer protesters on 26 January. Farmer groups have alleged that these laws will do away with the ‘mandi’ and minimum support price (MSP) procurement system and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates. At the same time, the government has dismissed these apprehensions as wrong and said that these steps will help in increasing the income of the farmers.