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Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers insist on MSP law, demand sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra

Despite the prime minister's surprise announcement, farmer leaders have maintained the protesters won't budge until the three contentious laws are formally repealed in Parliament.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 22, 2021 18:52 IST

Highlights

  • Farmers are demanding for law guaranteeing MSP and the sacking of Ajay Mishra Teni
  • The Kisan Mahapanchayat will be held at Lucknow's Eco Garden today
  • Farm leaders have maintained the protesters won't budge until farm laws are formally repealed

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers' unions, is holding mahapanchayat in Lucknow today to press for a law guaranteeing MSP and the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Despite the prime minister's surprise announcement, farmer leaders have maintained the protesters won't budge until the three contentious laws are formally repealed in Parliament. They have also indicated the sir for a statutory guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) and withdrawal of the Electricity Amendment Bill will continue.

With Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh scheduled to be held early next year, the 'Kisan mahapanchayat' in the state capital has assumed much significance. Farmers are electorally important, particularly in western Uttar Pradesh from where Rakesh Tikiat hails.

Also Read | SKM writes open letter to PM Modi after farm laws repeal; lists six demands

 

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  • 10:50 AM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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  • 10:41 AM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

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