As part of their agitation to repeal the now-repealed three farm laws, farmer unions will march on Saturday to Raj Bhavans across the country.
There is a need for a bigger agitation, according to farmer leaders, as the Union government isn’t fulfilling its promises.
Farmers will also protest the government’s failure to fulfill various promises during the march.
A farmer leader claims that the government promised to hold a discussion and introduce a minimum support price (MSP) law, but nothing has happened.
The contentious farm laws were protested by thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh for over a year at Delhi’s borders. The three laws were repealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last November. Subsequently, the protest was called off.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Hannan Mollah told over the phone on Friday, “They gave us in writing and agreed with many of our demands, but nothing has happened.”
In Lucknow to attend the protest march, Mollah said, “Our government has proven itself to be a traitor who has cheated farmers. They are protecting corporates. They have shown that they do not intend to meet our demands.”
As part of its agitation against the farm laws, the SKM, a body of farmers’ unions, has also called a meeting for December 8 to decide the movement’s future.