In its press note today, Samyukta Kisan Morcha has welcomed the public mandate against BJP in the state assembly elections. While in Assam and Puducherry, the BJP’s communal and immoral politics have managed to prevail, in the major states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it is clear that the public rejected the divisive communal politics of BJP.
At a time of severe crisis that the country is facing in terms of its healthcare infrastructure crumbling due to lack of planning with lots of innocent citizens falling prey to the callous neglect of this government, and at a time when the livelihoods crisis of a large chunk of our population is starkly apparent, BJP tried to spin its communal polarisation agenda as the main issue confronting voters. Enlisting the assistance of the Election Commission into its political gamble of long-drawn-out voting rounds, and spending huge resources in election campaigns did not ensure BJP a victory in these states and it shows that citizens have rejected this agenda of the BJP and its allies.
Voters have Rejected BJP’s Communal and Immoral Politics
“The protesting farmers have already proven convincingly that BJP’s communal polarisation agenda is unacceptable; this is a unified struggle of citizens, to protect their livelihoods but also the secular fabric of the country. Our campaign with state assembly voters asking them to punish BJP stands vindicated. BJP’s efforts not to make citizens’ livelihoods issues – the anti-farmer central farm laws and the anti-worker Labour Codes – as an election issue has clearly failed.
We congratulate the citizens of Bengal and other states for responding in our support. We now appeal to farmers from all over India to strengthen their resistance and join the movement in greater numbers. This movement will continue to spread the democratic values that our Constitution espouses, and will further strengthen itself till our demands are fulfilled”, said SKM today.
Govt. Should Initiate Dialogue and accept the Demands of Farmers
BJP should listen to the mandate of people in different states which includes the sentiment of farmers and should immediately repeal three agricultural laws and give legal guarantee to the MSP. We are again clarifying that this agitation of the farmers will not end until our demands are met. At the same time, social boycott of BJP leaders and their allies will also continue. The government, instead of making peasants and workers their enemies, should fight against the Corona pandemic and the livelihood and economic crises in the country.
The leaders of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha strongly condemned the restrictions imposed by the Punjab government in the name of Corona and the police cases against farmers.
SKM Mourned the Sudden Demise of Activist Momita Basu
The 9-member core committee of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha has mourned the sudden demise of young activist Momita Basu. Momita, who had come to the farmers’ dharna from West Bengal, was actively present on the protest sites. Her sacrifice will be remembered in the farmers struggle.
SKM Condemns Police cases against Farmers in Noorpur Bedi, Punjab
The leaders said that in Kisan Conference held in Noorpur-Bedi (Ropar), Punjab Students Union State President Ranveer Singh Randhawa, State Senior Vice President Hardeep Kaur Kotla, Kirti Kisan Morcha leaders Bir Singh, Jagmandeep Singh Padhi, Rupinder Sandoya, Mistry Mazdoor Union Leader Tarsem Singh Jatpur and singer Pamma Dumewal have been charged with police cases by Punjab Police Noorpur Bedi (Ropar). A few days ago, the Moga Police had also registered a case against Sukhjinder Maheshri and Vicky Maheshri, the young farmer leaders. Punjab government should stop disturbing the struggles of the people immediately and should cancel the cases lodged against the young peasant leaders, otherwise, farmers will take this fight ahead.
Statement issued by – Balvir Singh Rajewal, Hannan Mollah, Dr Darshan Pal, Yudhvir Singh, Jagjeet Singh Dallewal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Yogendra Yadav, Abhimanyu Kohar
Samyukta Kisan Morcha