Farmer unions will protest outside of the Parliament during the monsoon session.
With Parliament’s monsoon session scheduled to begin on July 19, protesting farmers said Sunday they would ask opposition MPs to raise the issue of three controversial farm laws inside the house every day. They said that a group of around 200 farmers will protest the laws outside Parliament every day during the session.
The Saiyuki Kisan Morcha (SKM), a body that brings together more than 40 farmers’ unions, said it would deliver a letter to all opposition MPs two days before the session begins, asking them to protest against the laws within the home.
“We will also ask the opposition MPs on July 17 to raise the issue every day inside the house while we sit outside to protest. We will tell them not to benefit the Center by leaving a session. Do not let the session run. until the government addresses the problem, “said peasant leader Balbir Singh Rajewal, PTI reported.
He said that five people from each union would join the protest in front of Parliament.
SKM also called for a nationwide protest on July 8 against rising prices for gasoline, diesel, and LPG cylinders. He asked people to get out and park their vehicles along state and national highways from 10 am to 12 pm.
Farmers have been camping on the Delhi borders since November 2020 with their demands that the Agricultural Products Trade and Trade (Promotion and Facilitation) Act 2020, the Farmers’ Agreement (Empowerment and Protection) on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020, and Essential Act The Commodity (Amendment) Act of 2020 is repealed and a new law enacted to ensure a minimum support price for crops.
On Thursday, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar claimed that the three core agricultural laws would bring revolutionary changes in the lives of farmers, and made it clear that the government was ready for talks with protesting farmers, except at the request of repeal. of these laws.
He also stated that most of the country, most unions, and farmers support these laws.
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