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Agitation will continue till written assurance on MSP, say farmer leaders

By Jasleen Kaur -- December 01, 2021 4:32 pm -- Updated:December 01, 2021 4:47 pm

Singhu: Representatives of 32 farmer organisations from Punjab on Wednesday said till the Central Government gave them a written assurance on withdrawing cases against farmers, their agitation would continue. They also sought a written assurance on making the Minimum Support Price (MSP) a legal guarantee.

Addressing mediapersons at Singhu here, BKU leader Ruldu Singh Mansa said they were ready with the names that the Central Government had sought for a panel on the MSP. However, the Central Government should first give them a written assurance that how much time it would take to act on their demands.

A farmer leader addresses mediapersons at Singhu on Wednesday.

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He said the Central Government had entrusted state governments to look into cases registered against protesting farmers. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was tight-lipped on the killing of four famers and a journalist at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.

Another farmer leader, Gurmeet Singh Kadiyan, said till the Central Government replied to their charter of demands sent to it earlier this week, they would not call off the agitation.

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He said another meeting of farmer leaders would be organised on December 2, followed by a meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha on December 4, where they would chalk out future course of action.

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The farmers leaders also rubbished claims that farmers have started packing their belongings and are all set to return homes. They said till their all demands were fulfilled, their agitation would continue.

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Notably, on the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament on November 29, both houses had passed a Bill to repeal the three farm laws. However, farmers have decided to continue with their agitation till their demand for legal guarantee on MSP, withdrawal of cases against farmers and compensation for next of kin of the farmers martyred during the agitation are fulfilled.

-PTC News

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