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Farmers to march to Raj Bhavans across India

Farmers to march to Raj Bhavans across India

New Delhi: On Saturday, farmer unions will stage marches to Raj Bhavans all over the nation to mark two years since they began their agitation against the three farm laws that have since been abolished.

The Union government, according to the farmer leaders, has no intention of keeping its promises, and a larger uprising is required.

The marches will also register the farmers' protest against the non-fulfilment of various promises by the government.

Farmer leaders claim that the government had given to them in writing that it would hold a discussion and bring a law for minimum support price (MSP) of crops, but nothing has been done so far.

Thousands of farmers, particularly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, protested at the borders of Delhi for over a year, demanding the repeal of the contentious farm laws Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced repealing of the three laws last November.

The protest was called off subsequently.

"They gave us in writing and agreed to our many demands, but nothing has been done," Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Hannan Mollah told PTI over the phone on Friday.

"The government has proved it is a traitor who has cheated the farmers of the country. They are protecting the corporates. They have proved they have no intention of fulfilling our demands," said Mollah, who is in Lucknow to attend the protest march.

The SKM, a body of farmers' unions that spearheaded the agitation against the Agri laws, has also called a meeting on December 8 to decide the future course of the movement.

With PTI inputs

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