Kisan mahapanchayat requires BJP’s defeat in polls

A kisan mahapanchayat, held at Azad Maidan right here on the loss of life anniversary of Mahatma Jotirao Phule, known as for the defeat of the BJP in all upcoming Assembly elections and native physique polls in Maharashtra.

The mahapanchayat, held beneath the banner of Samyukta Shetkari Kamgar Morcha (SSKM), celebrated the “historic victory” of the year-long farmers’ protest to get the central farm legal guidelines repealed, and declared its dedication to combat for the remaining calls for.

These embody a central legislation to ensure a ‘just’ MSP and procurement, withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill, removing from the Cabinet and arrest of Union minister Ajay Mishra over the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths, repeal of the 4 labour codes, an finish to “selling off” the nation via privatisation, halving the worth of diesel, petrol, cooking gasoline and different important commodities, doubling the times of labor and wages beneath MNREGA and increasing it to city areas.

The mahapanchayat organisers claimed that peasants, staff, agricultural labourers, ladies, youth and college students of all religions and castes from throughout Maharashtra attended the occasion, which was addressed by Samyukta Kisan Morcha leaders Rakesh Tikait, Dr Darshan Pal, Hannan Mollah, Yudhvir Singh, Tajinder Singh Virk, Atul Kumar Anjaan, Rajaram Singh, Yogendra Yadav, Jasbir Kaur Nat, Ashish Mittal, Dr Ashok Dhawale, B Venkat, Medha Patkar, Jayant Patil, Pratibha Shinde, Narasayya Adam, J P Gavit, Dr Ajit Nawale and different farmers’ and staff’ leaders.

Tikait accused the central authorities of working away from a debate on MSP and different points. “Several issues related to farming and labour sectors need attention, and we will travel all over the country to highlight them,” he mentioned.

Speaking to the media, Tikait mentioned the central authorities ought to deliver a legislation to ensure MSP. “Otherwise, January 26 (Republic Day) is not far, and 4 lakh tractors and farmers all are there.”

The Shaheed Kalash Yatra of the Lakhimpur Kheri victims, which started from Pune on October 27, traversed 30 districts of Maharashtra within the final one month, visited the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Chaitya Bhoomi of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, the memorial to Shaheed Babu Genu and the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on November 27.

On Sunday morning, the Shaheed Kalash Yatra visited Hutatma Chowk, which commemorates the 106 victims of the Samyukta Maharashtra Struggle of the 1950s, and the ashes have been immersed within the Arabian Sea off the Gateway of India in a particular programme round four pm, simply after the mahapanchayat at Azad Maidan.

CPM Narasayya Adam additionally criticised the state authorities and NCP chief and state Transport Minister Anil Parab over the MSRTC staffers’ strike. Adam alleged that the state transport company staff have been being oppressed, and if this repression continues the entire of Maharashtra can be shut. “Anil Parab Saheb, we bent Modi, how long will it take to bend you?” Adam mentioned.

Earlier this month, the central authorities determined to repeal the three farm legal guidelines, towards which a number of farmers have been protesting for almost a yr.