The leaders of both the organizations – Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Satnam Singh Pannu, Jhanda Singh Jethuke and Sarwan Singh Pandher said that full support would be extended to the farmers of Haryana, and the organization would participate in the mobilization to make Haryana toll free on December 25, 26 and 27.
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New Delhi: Responding to the call given by Samyukt Kisan Morcha, Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) and the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee Punjab have announced that both the organizations will be taking independent actions to express their solidarity with all the farmers protesting around the country. These actions would be planned to strengthen the unity all over India. The leaders of both the organizations – Joginder Singh Ugrahan, Satnam Singh Pannu, Jhanda Singh Jethuke and Sarwan Singh Pandher said that full support would be extended to the farmers of Haryana, and the organization would participate in the mobilization to make Haryana toll free on December 25, 26 and 27. There will be mobilization to gherao the NDA leaders in Haryana and all kinds of support would be extended to the farmer organizations of Haryana.
To demonstrate the unity of the farmers of the entire country, a hunger strike would be observed. Both the organizations will direct their energies to strengthen the mobilization and make public actions successful. The numbers of participants and duration for the hunger strike will be decided based upon all the needs of the ongoing struggle. Both the organizations stated that people could choose any appropriate means to express their anger during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat. They could either indulge in sloganeering, or sing or play songs of resistance. The aim of this will be to expose the double standards of the Prime Minister, as well as to express anger. The leaders also supported the idea to protest in front of foreign embassies on December 26th and 27th. They welcomed the news of thousands of farmers from Maharashtra who have started their march towards Delhi with great enthusiasm. This mass of farmers from Maharashtra would also be the last nail in the coffin of this false propaganda of the Modi government that the ongoing farmer protest is only a protest of farmers of Punjab.
In a common response to the letter by the Union Agriculture Ministry, the organizations said that even though it was a mere formality, but the government was forced to write it owing to the pressure exerted by the farmer protests. Otherwise, so far, the government had completely ignored holding any talks on the one hand, and on the other hand, were focussing on spreading propaganda to show the new farm laws in positive light.
Now that all attempts of the Modi government to supress and disperse the struggle have failed, the government is being forced to talk about holding ‘talks’. However, the letter has described the ongoing negotiations from the viewpoint of the government. According to the government, it is standing firm on its amendments and will continue the discussions based on those. However, the organizations had already dismissed the proposal for these amendments.
They said that any decision to hold meetings with the government will be taken only after receiving full information about the proposed amendments and after discussions with other organisations. They underlined that government should initiate talks about the repeal of farm laws, MSP for all the crops in all the states and legalise universal PDS all over India.