Samyukta Kisan Morcha will announce action plan to achieve MSP law and freedom from debt trap

Samyukta Kisan Morcha to announce action plan to achieve MSP guarantee law and freedom form debt trap

New Delhi: The two-day meeting of the National Coordination Committee and the General Body of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha concluded in New Delhi today. The meeting decided to convene an All-India Farmers Convention in Punjab in January 2024 to announce an action plan to achieve the main demands of SKM, namely legal guarantee of MSP @C2+50% for all crops and procurement, freeing farmers from debt trap through loan waiver, stopping privatisation of electricity, dismissal and prosecution of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ajay Mishra Teni, father of Ashish Mishra, an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri killing of farmers, among others.

“The National Convention will discuss the alternative development policies to overcome the acute agrarian crisis under the corporate raj, to intensify the ongoing farmers’ struggle and to strengthen the unity of farmers and workers across the country against the corporate communal nexus,” Samyukta Kisan Morcha said.

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The meeting expressed solidarity with Olympic medal winner Sakshi Malik who has given up wrestling to protest against the election of a close aide of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh who is accused of sexual harassment of women wrestlers. “This brave decision by Sakshi Malik is a wake-up call for the Prime Minister who is protecting the criminals who sexually abused women wrestlers,” the farmers’ association alleged.

The meeting strongly demanded immediate withdrawal of UAPA from the youth who protested inside the parliament on 13th December 2023, raising the burning livelihood issues of unemployment and price rise. SKM always stands for the repeal of the black law of UAPA.

The meeting condemned the unprecedented mass suspension of the opposition members in the parliament, “aimed at decimating democracy”, the farmers’ body alleged. The meeting called up the entire peasantry to strongly rebuff such “authoritarianism” considering it as a challenge to the people’s constitutional right for democratic governance.

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The meeting took serious note of the decision of the Government of India to remove the Chief Justice of India from the panel to decide the Chief Election Commissioner of India. “This is outright murder of the Constitutional spirit for impartial democratic administration,” the association said.

The meeting congratulated lakhs of farmers and workers across India who made the three-day Mahapadav struggle in front of the Raj Bhawan’s across India from 26th to 28th November 2023 successful. The struggle has brought the main demands of the farmers and workers to the attention of the public and was the first major joint action of Samyukta Kisan Morcha and a joint platform of central trade unions and federations since Independence.

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