SKM: Parliament March and Tractor Rally Stands Postponed

The Tractor Rally and March to the Parliament that was scheduled for 29th November would be postponed, the SKM leaders announced after their meeting today.

SKM Leaders address the Press Conference post SKM Meeting a few minutes ago

Last week, on Guru Nanak Jayanti, Prime Minister Modi resorted to a public announcement to declare that the three anti-farmer laws would be repealed in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament and requested the farmers to head back to their homes and farming on an auspicious day. While the decision of repealing the three anti-farmer laws was welcomed by the leaders of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), they had decided to stay at the Delhi borders and to continue with all the pre-decided programs of the SKM till the laws were formally repealed in the Parliament and continued to press for their other demands.

Speaking a few minutes ago to the press after their meeting, the leaders of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha announced that in today’s meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, it was decided that the Tractor rally and Sansad March (March to the Parliament) that was scheduled for 29th November would be postponed. The decision on when will the tractor rally will next be organized will be decided in the next meeting of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha scheduled for 4th December.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha stated that the farmers have written to the Prime Minister on the issue of Minimum Support Price (MSP) and provisioning of compensation and rehabilitation facilities for the families of the martyred farmers. The leaders have stated that the movement will continue until even these demands are met by the government.

In the Samyukta Kisan Morcha meeting, farmer leaders were unhappy with the government’s unilateral decision-making. They have stated that they do not believe in Akashawani and have demanded the government to come to the table and talk to the farmer leaders.

SKM leaders also reiterated stated that nationwide, farmers are united on the issue of MSP. SKM has demanded that the government repeal the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021 that is tabled in the Parliament. Farmers have also demanded the repeal of stubble burning as a criminal offense.

Farmers have also demanded that on the first day of the winter session of parliament, Parliamentarians should pay homage to the farmers who have lost their lives in this one year of farmers’ struggle. They have also demanded that the government should allot lands and erect a Shaheed Smarak (Farmer Martyrs Memorial) be made at the borders of Delhi.

Further, SKM has yet again demanded the dismissal of the architect of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Minister of State of Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni. The SKM leaders also informed that the Union Agriculture Minister NS Tomar stated that the government has made a committee for MSP and the cases on farmers are a state matter.

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