Farmers’ convention at Delhi Border to mark 9 months of stir

The farmers’ agitation at the Delhi border completed nine months on Thursday. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has started a two-day convention at Singhu border which was inaugurated by farmer leader Rakesh Tikait. Tikait said the peaceful agitation will go on until all their demands were met by the government.

Currently, there has been no dialogue between the farmer unions and the government. Ashish Mittal, convener of the organising committee of the convention, placed a draft Talking about the recent sugarcane price hike to `290 per quintal by the union government, SKM claimed that actual hike was only Rs 5 per quintal.

“On one hand, the CACP and the Union government have advised that State Advised Price (SAP) of sugarcane shouldn’t be hiked in a differential manner across states.

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On the other hand, the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) is not fixed in a fair manner by the government,” SKM said in a statement. The farmer leaders also discussed Mission UP which will begin from September 5 in Muzaffarnagar with a farmer maha panchayat.

SKM is planning a hold a show of strength in Muzaffarnagar where they would try to garner support for the movement and appeal to farmers to oppose the BJP leaders in their respective regions.

The BJP, on the other hand, reiterated that this was more of a political movement and that no farmers were involved in it.

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