Farmers protest: Fourth mahapanchayat in UP calls protesters to relocate to Ghazipur border

Amid the ongoing protests on the Delhi borders over the controversial farm laws of the Center, the mahapanchayat of farmers in Bijnor, the fourth such congregation in western Uttar Pradesh, resolved to move small forests in Ghazipur region, over several days.

Amid the ongoing protests on the Delhi borders over the controversial farm laws of the Center, the mahapanchayat of farmers in Bijnor, the fourth such congregation in western Uttar Pradesh, resolved to move small forests in Ghazipur region, over several days.

Thousands of farmers and locals from Bijnor and surrounding areas started demonstrations at the ITI ground on tractors and other vehicles for the mahapanchayat, which began at 11 am with regional farmer leaders.

The National President of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Naresh Tikait, whose union has been protesting on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border for more than two months in Ghazipur, is being told that according to “Munadis” (green) Kishan Samman will participate in the Mahapanchayat. Drums for public announcements in many villages and towns before the event).

Though he left the event, his son and chairman of BKU’s youth wing Gaurav Tikait attended similar mahapanchayats in Muzaffarnagar, Mathura and Baghpat districts for the last three days, in such a conference thousands of people turn up Observed and resolved to expand. Support for ongoing movement on Delhi borders.

Gaurav Tikait said that the agitation would continue till the agricultural laws were resolved, adding that the stir would be made more powerful.

Reiterating his union’s stance, Tikait said that the Center should not “make new agricultural laws a question of its dignity” as he also warned against using force to crush the farmers’ movement.

He called upon all the farmers to reach Ghazipur against the controversial laws in western Uttar Pradesh and give strength to the movement.

Despite the mahapanchayat, at a peasant show, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice-president Jayant Chaudhary was present along with many supporters of his political party, which occupies a very large place in western UP.

Some local Samajwadi Party leaders also attended the event, but did not take to the stage with the peasant leaders, noting that it was a “political” congratulation.

In a brief speech, Chaudhary said, “The ongoing movement is a wave of revolution across North India and the Prime Minister should accept public opinion and take a step back.”

Chaudhary is the grandson of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, while Tikait’s grandfather is Mahendra Singh Tikait, both of whom are among the country’s biggest farmer leaders and have a mass base in north India, especially in western UP.

Chaudhary also mentioned the role of his father and former Union Minister Ajit Singh in the Mahapanchayat held on Monday in a show of strength.

Demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, thousands of farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act, 2020; And Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

Demonstrating farmers have expressed fears that these laws will pave the way for the abolition of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system, leaving them at the “mercy” of large corporations.

However, the government has ensured that the new laws will bring better opportunities for farmers and introduce new technologies in agriculture.

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