The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, the main committee of farmers, has announced to run the ‘MSP Dilao Movement’ across India to garner support for farmers.
The campaign to provide legal guarantee for procurement at the minimum support price (MSP) will be launched from the southern Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and then would spread to other states. Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) leader Balveer Singh Rajewal said, “We will send our members to the recent states going through elections like Bengal and Kerala. We will not support any party, but in view of BJP’s attitude towards farmers, we will appeal to people to vote for a person who can defeat BJP. “
Giving more information about this, Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav said, “The movement will begin with a public meeting which will be held in Kolkata from March 12. We will appeal to the people that they should punish the BJP and its allies for bringing anti-farmer laws.
Representatives of the United Kisan Morcha will also visit electoral states like Tamil Nadu and Assam but their focus is more on West Bengal and Kerala where they can mobilize more people in support of this movement with the help of the Left parties associated with the All India Kisan Sabha. The United Kisan Morcha said that it will celebrate Anti-Privatization Day on March 15 in collaboration with 10 major Central farmer unions.
At the same time, Yogendra Yadav said that it has been decided that farmers and labourers will fight this battle together. He further said that on March 15, we will take to the streets across the country against privatization and corporatization.