Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait To Seek Mamata Banerjee’s Support For Protest
Farmer leaders led by Rakesh Tikait and Yudhvir Singh of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) shall be assembly West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee right now to hunt her assist for the continuing farmers” agitation in opposition to the brand new agriculture legal guidelines and for a Minimum Support Price for farm produce.
Yudhvir Singh, common secretary of the BKU, advised PTI, “We want to congratulate Mamata Banerjee for her electoral victory and to elicit her support for the move to give farmers a fair MSP for their crops.”
Mr Singh stated he additionally desires to impress upon Ms Banerjee to give you MSP for fruits, greens and milk merchandise in West Bengal as “this will serve as a model” elsewhere.
The lack of a specified MSP and glut in produce typically results in farmers affected by extraordinarily low costs which leads to large losses, typically resulting in farmer suicides in lots of elements of the nation.
Rakesh Tikait and different farmer leaders have been main the agitation on Delhi’s borders for the previous one yr in opposition to three legal guidelines handed by the Parliament which they really feel will commercialise agriculture with out enough safety to small farmers from exploitation by massive retail chains and business.
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