Modi Govt To Scrap Farm Laws But Farmers’ Movement To Continue

| Updated: 19 November, 2021 8:46 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The farm laws may have been repealed by the central government but Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait and Jai Kisan Morcha founder Yogendra Yadav on Friday maintained that the ongoing farmers’ protest will be withdrawn only after the contentious legislations are repealed in Parliament and a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP) is provided to farmers.

Rakesh Tikait and Yogendra are the leading faces of the farmers’ protest.

Tikait said the government should engage with farmers over the issue of MSP of crops and other issues.

Farmers will continue to agitate until the laws are withdrawn in Parliament. MSP Guarantee Act has to be formed. This is a victory of farmers. The victory is dedicated to more than 750 farmers who died and to tribals, workers and women who became a part of this agitation

The farmers’ leader said their upcoming meeting in Maharashtra and other places will go on as planned.

Yogendra Yadav described the decision as “partial victory” that farmers have only achieved half of their objective and they will now have to further their demands to get a legal guarantee on minimum support price. The formed struggle will continue and we will abide by the decision taken by the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, he added.

In a major move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning announced the repealing of the three contentious farm laws.

The decision comes ahead of the crucial Assembly elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur that are slated for early next year.
Most farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders are from Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

While some welcomed the decision of the prime minister in withdrawing the laws, others called it a political move keeping elections in mind.

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