Farmer Leaders: BJP is trying to justify failed farming models of Europe and US in India

“The Modi led Indian government is trying to justify the trio farm laws while giving examples of US and European countries.  Such laws have ruined farmers, and corporate firms have taken over their land.”

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), one of the prominent farmers’ bodies leading the farmer protests, made this statement today. KMSC is facing a sharp, violent reaction from BJP goons and Delhi police.

Briefing the press on February 5, the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee leaders Satnam Singh Pannu, Sarwan Singh Pandher and Savinder Singh Chatala said that the BJP led Indian government claims of doubling farmers’ income through these laws but it needs to answer the plight of farmers in states where such system has already been in effect since many years.

“In states like Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, where the government don’t ensure MSP, wheat and paddy is bought on less than MSP and sometimes even @ 700-800 per quintal. Recently, the businessmen made huge profits just by purchasing paddy from the farmers of unsupported states like Bihar and selling it in states like Punjab i.e. where MSP regime is in effect,” they added.

Questioning Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar about Indian government’s silence and inaction against rioters, they said that the rioters, who attacked farmers by pelting stones, were backed by the government.

“The Bharat Bandh call on February 6 will dispel the illusions of Indian government,” they maintained.

The leaders also demanded unconditional release of the arrested farmers.

On this occasion, other farmer leaders Jasveer Singh Pidi and Sukhwinder Singh Sabhra said that the barricades to the farmers’ camps should be lifted and the facilities of the cleaners should be restored. “Without restoration of normalcy, the Indian government can’t expect dialogue with farmers,” they added.  


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