Farmers' protests continues, SKM to host an important meeting on November 27 to deliberate on next steps.
The SKM held a crucial meeting on Sunday to deliberate on major issues
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said on Sunday (November 21) that the ongoing farmers' agitation will continue and that a meeting will be held on November 27 to deliberate on the next course of action.
On Sunday, the SKM, an umbrella body of farmers' unions, held a crucial meeting to discuss issues such as the minimum support price, compensation for farmers who died during the protests, cases filed against farmers, and the future course of action in the wake of the central government's decision to repeal three contentious agriculture laws.
Balbir Singh Rajewal, a farmer leader, addressed a press conference after the meeting at the Singhu border, "We discussed the repeal of farm laws. After this, some decisions were taken. SKM's pre-decided programs will continue as it is. Kisan panchayat will be held in Lucknow on November 22, gatherings at all borders on November 26 and march to Parliament on November 29."
According to Rajewal, the farmer leaders will write a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlining their demands, which include the resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni, whose son was arrested for allegedly'mowing down' farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.
"We'll write open letter to PM. Pending demands will be mentioned in it - MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020, withdrawal of cases. We'll also write to him to sack the Minister (Ajay Mishra Teni) over Lakhimpur Kheri," ANI quoted him as saying.
Further, Rajewal called the decision to withdraw the three farm laws, "a good step", adding "but a lot of things still remain."
Farmer leaders have stated that they aim to continue protesting at the Delhi border till the farm regulations are officially repealed in Parliament by the Centre. PM Modi said on Friday, in an unexpected decision, that the three proposals would be withdrawn from the upcoming winter session of Parliament.
Darshan Pal Singh, a representative of the Krantikari Kisan Union, said on Saturday that the agitation will continue till the Centre resolved the farmers' lingering demands. "The agitation will continue until our unresolved issues are resolved. MSP, the rollback of the 2020 Power Bill, the Air Quality Ordinance, the dropping of proceedings against us, and the allocation of land for a memorial dedicated to farmers who died during the agitation are among these problems. We hope that the government will meet to discuss these issues "He told reporters about it.