Samyukta Kisan Morcha announces the next phase of the movement to demand the legal guarantee of MSP
ANN | New Delhi, 14 March 2022
In a meeting on Monday, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) announced a nationwide campaign to launch movement to demand legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP).
“Farmers will observe MSP legal guarantee week from April 11 to 17”, it said.
“During this week, all the constituent organizations associated with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha will organize dharnas, demonstrations, seminars, demanding legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (C2+50%) as recommended by the Swaminathan Commission, to all farmers on all their agricultural produce”, it added.
During the meeting, the Morcha reviewed the written assurances given by the Government of India to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on 9th December and found that even after three months; the government had not acted upon its key assurances.
“There is no trace of the assurance of forming a committee on MSP”, SKM said.
“The non-implementation of the assurances given by the government to the farmers’ movement, even after three months, exposes the anti-farmer intentions of the government”, Morcha added.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha has also decided to organize a nationwide protest on March 21, regarding the role of the government in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and the betrayal of the assurances given to the farmers’ movement including police cases registered against farmers in various states.
The Morcha decided that there would be no relaxation in the legal battle in this matter, and full legal help would be given by the Morcha to the families of the farmers.
“Except Haryana, the police cases registered against the farmers during the agitation in other states have not been withdrawn”, SKM informed.
The Morcha reiterated that the Samyukta Kisan Morcha would support the call for Bharat Bandh by trade unions on March 28th and 29th, and that farmers across the country will actively participate in it.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of farmers’ organizations from Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.