Farmers' protest: Days after the Central government asked the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to submit five names for the Central MSP committee, the SKM on Saturday has formed a 5-member committee to talk to the Government of India.
Rakesh Tikait said that "SKM has formed a 5-member committee to talk to the Govt of India. It'll be the authorised body to talk to the Govt."
"The committee will have Balbir Singh Rajewal, Shiv Kumar Kakka, Gurnam Singh Charuni, Yudhvir Singh, and Ashok Dhawale. Next meeting of SKM on 7th Dec," he added.
Farmer leader Darshan Pal Singh said, "Leaders of all farmer orgaanisations said that they won't go back unless cases against farmers are withdrawn. Today a clear cut signal has been sent out to Govt that we're not going to take back the agitation unless all cases against farmers are taken back."
Farmer leader said that around 700 farmers died during the agitation. Reiterating their pending demands, a farmer leader said that the justice for the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, compensation to the next of kin of the deceased farmers, land for a memorial of martyred farmers, withdrawal of cases against farmers, withdrawal of Electricity Bill 2021, are still pending.
Meanwhile, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha has called another meeting on December 7. Earlier, the central government had asked the SKM to submit five names of farmer leaders who could be inducted into the committee.
This came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 19, announced to repeal the three farm laws. Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 has been passed in both houses of Parliament.
Soon, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar declared that the Centre had decided to form a committee to make the MSP system.