BY TC News Desk
Agartala: July 31. Samyukt Kisan Morcha in Agartala today held a ‘chakka jam’ protest allegedly against the non-fulfilment of the promises made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the suspension of year-long farmers’ agitation.
Addressing the media, State secretary of SKM Pabitra Kar said amidst Covid in 212 the farmers of India staged demonstrating ignoring steps of Modi government, police’s action and more than 500 farmers organisation has continued their protest.
“However, Narendra Modi had to bow down his head before the farmers and had to repeal the three agriculture law. He had to apologies. We then said not only announcement of repealing of the law but he have to repeal it in the Parliament in which he has declared it. However he also did it”, he said.
He however said the main demand of the SKM which are MSP guarantee law, withdrawal of cases registered against farmers, sacking of Union minister of state for home, Ajay Mishra, from Cabinet in connection with Lakhimpur Kheri case and others are yet to be fulfilled.
He also said that SKM also rejected the committee formed by the Union government on minimum support price (MSP) to resolve agricultural issues. They refused to participate in it.“On November 19, 2021, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to form a committee, but we had apprehensions whether the committee would be for MSP or other issues. A committee was supposed to be formed with the delegation of Sanjukta Kisan Morcha. We have also sent names of 5 persons but it has been one year the government didn’t fulfilled our demands while they have formed a committee without consulting with us. They formed the committee with the officers and included members, who had supported the three farm laws. Sanukta Kisan Morcha has decided that no one from our organisation would be there and boycotted the committee. That day we have also decided to begin our protest after the harvest season ends”, he said.Kar further said that along with the entire nation the SKM in Agartala also held ‘Chakka Jam’ and in coming days across the state the Chakka Jam would be held in national highways.