Agartala, Nov 26, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
As part of the observance 2nd anniversary of Farmers’ agitation against the three Farm Bills, Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) held rallies at different places in Tripura on Saturday (Nov 26). The State-level programme was held in Agartala and the SKM activists organized the Raj Bhawan Abhiyan today protesting against Modi-led Government’s ‘breach of assurance’ and submitting a memorandum to the President through the Governor.
After the rally of the SKM activists reached near the Gandhi Statue, Police stopped the rally to proceed further towards the Raj Bhawan. Later a six-member team led by All India Krishak Sabha leader Pabitra Kar submitted the memorandum in support of 8-point demands to the Governor to forward it to the President of India Droupadi Murmu.
Samyukta Kisan Morcha, formed in November 2020, is a coalition of over forty Indian farmers' unions to coordinate country-wide agitation against the three Farm bills initiated in September 2020.
Speaking about the purpose of the programme near the Gnadhi statue, CPM MLA Bhanu lal Saha said, the Modi-led government after coming under pressure owing to the farmers’ agitation withdrew the three Farm Bills. However, along with withdrawing the Farm Bills, farmers also made several other demands like Act for MSP etc which were assured to be addressed, but still remain unaddressed.
“For this reason, the SKM is conducting Raj Bhawan Abhiyan on the 2nd anniversary of the farmers’ agitation to create pressure on the government for fulfilling the pending demands”, Saha said.
CPM leader Radha Charan Debbarma also addressed the activists and focused the perspective of the formation of the SKM, its country wide agitation that compelled the Central government to repeal the three Farm Bills.
Among others, Aghore Debbarma and others spoke and explained the significance of the movement.