Friday , June 14 2024

Farmers will march to Delhi on 21st February morning – announcement made after rejecting Centre's proposal

Farmers have rejected the central government's proposal to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) as a contract condition for pulses, urad, arhar (turf), maize and cotton crops. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that he will continue talks with the government. Will leave for Delhi on 21st February at 11 am.

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said that the government is stopping the farmers from entering Delhi, the farmers should be allowed to take out the march on Wednesday. He said that “the intention of the government is clear that it does not want us to enter Delhi at any cost… If you do not want to find a solution by talking to the farmers, then we should be allowed to march” towards Delhi. We moved towards Delhi, there was firing… bullets were also fired on the tires of tractors.

He said that DGP Haryana has said that they are not using tear gas on farmers… We demand punishment for those using it… False statements are also being made… The situation in Haryana is like Kashmir. Whatever happens now, we will march towards Delhi on 21st February.

After the Center brought a proposal to buy crops at the Minimum Support Price (MSP), farmers on Monday evening rejected the proposal saying it was not in their favor. Addressing the press conference, farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal said that after discussion the forum rejected the proposal.

He said, “After discussion on both the forums, it has been decided that if analyzed, there is nothing in the government's proposal. Our government imports palm oil worth Rs 1.75 crore which causes diseases to common people, if this money is given to them. If the farmers of the country grow oilseed crops and MSP is announced then that money can be used here, this is not in favor of the farmers, we reject it. He said, “If the government is not giving legal guarantee of minimum support price, it means that the farmers of the country will continue to be looted. this is not acceptable.”