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Govt must sit with farmers to resolve their issues on priority: Mayawati

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 23, 2021 2:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, while reacting to the announcement of repealing three farm laws, on Tuesday said the Central Government should sit with farmer organisations to resolve their issues at the earliest.

Mayawati said it had been almost a year that farmers had been protesting at the Delhi borders. The Central Government should immediately resolve the farmers' issues so that they could happily go back to their homes.

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"The Central Government has withdrawn the three farm laws, but it should sit with farmer organisations and solve their problems, so that farmers could happily go back to their homes and do their work," said Mayawati, adding that the Central Government should not dilly-dally over the issue.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow, the BSP chief said as part of the campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, she has called a meeting of BSP constituency heads of 86 reserved category seats in the state.

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The Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are due in 2022. In the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP had bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and the Congress could manage to win only seven seats. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates.

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