Swaraj Abhiyan national executive member Akhilendra Pratap Singh and Bihar IPF in charge and ex- MLA Ramesh Kushwaha reached Bhagalpur in Bihar to gather support for the farmers’ movement. The meeting was attended by democratic organisations, intellectuals, and social and political activists. The meeting was organised in a local hotel among the social and political activists and intellectuals of Bhagalpur.
On this occasion Akhilendra Pratap Singh said- The need of the hour is not to get tangled in ideological arguments but to have an issue-based unity. Leftists, Ambedkarite, socialists, and Gandhians all need to come together.
He also said- ” The farmers’ movement has developed into a full-fledged democratic movement. This movement has the capacity to change the politics of the country. This movement is clashing with the pro-corporate policies of the govt. Farmers’ movement is giving a strong impetus to the democratic demands of other groups as well.
The farmers’ movement has put a spanner in the dictatorial BJP style of governance. It is breaking the social divisions. This movement has got the support of all oppressed sections of society. Likewise, the farmers’ movement is also aligning with all other movements.
IPF State in charge and ex MLA Ramesh Kushwaha said- ‘We should put pressure on Bihar govt. through protests against the passing of the three farm laws, to make MSP a legal right, and that a gaurantee that govt. buy the produce. He also added that we should start the protests in Bihar with these demands. There is a need to build a larger unity on these demands. The program was organised by the Rinku Yadav of Social Justice movement (Bihar).
Dr. Yogendra, Prof. Arjun Yadav, Dr. K K Mandal, Neeraj, Sonam Rao, Sanjay Patel, Ravi, Shyam Dev, Mukesh Mukt, Farooq, Arjun Sharma, Bharat, Rampoojan, Deepak Mandal, Saahil, Lalan, Suman among others were present.
The article was published in junputh.com. It is translated into English by Swati S