A big statement has come out of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee between the rar in government and farmer organizations. (Photo courtesy-ANI)
Farmers Protest: All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee leader Sardar VM Singh said, ‘We want assurance on MSP. We want to guarantee the purchase of our produce under this. Farmers will be benefited by bringing the MSP Guarantee Bill.
- Last Updated:December 12, 2020, 4:15 PM IST
Sardar VM Singh, leader of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, said, ‘We want assurance on MSP. We want to guarantee the purchase of our produce under this. Farmers will be benefited by bringing the MSP Guarantee Bill. Farmer leader of Uttar Pradesh Dungar Singh said that we want MSP on all the produce including potato, sugarcane, food grains, vegetables and milk. We do not want this guarantee in writing. But we want a law for MSP.
Farmers gathered near toll plaza in Haryana, not allowed to collect fees from passengers
Intensifying their agitation against the new agricultural laws of the Center, farmers on Saturday occupied some toll plazas in Haryana and did not allow the authorities to collect fees from the passengers. The agitating farmers had said that they would gather at the toll plaza to press for their demand to withdraw the new agricultural laws. More than 100 farmers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) gathered at the toll plaza on the Ambala-Hisar highway under the leadership of Malkit Singh and Manish Chaudhary.Also read: PM Modi said in FICCI’s AGM on Agriculture Law – Removing obstacles, small farmers will get benefit
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BKU workers were shouting slogans and demanding withdrawal of agricultural laws. The toll plaza employees allowed the vehicles to be paid at no charge. To maintain law and order, a large number of police personnel were deployed at the toll plaza. The farmers did not allow the passengers to collect the fee at the Bastar and Piant Toll plazas of Karnal. In Punjab, farmers have been sitting on dharna at various toll plazas since October 1 and even here passengers are not being charged.
There are a total of 25 toll plazas on national highways in Punjab and the National Highways Authority of India is incurring a loss of three crore rupees per day due to non-collection of fees from passengers due to farmers’ demonstrations. Thousands of farmers are demanding that the withdrawal of agricultural laws be on the borders with Delhi. (With language input)