Sanyukt Kisan Morcha Press Release

21.03.2022

 

Hundreds of peasants joined the “Rosh Diwas” called by SKM today at Civil Lines dharna sthal at Allahabad to protest against the non-fulfillment of assurances given by the Modi government to the farmers last Dec 9, 2021.

The leaders addressed the gathering and called upon farmers to launch a massive movement between 11 to 17 April for a guarantee of procurement of all crops from all farmers at an MSP based on the Swaminathan formula of C2+50%. They also demanded a reduction of the cost of diesel, fertilizers and seeds by half. They hailed the grand success of the farmers’ movement which they said led to farmers’ issues becoming the main election issues during recent elections.

The leaders presented a memorandum of demands addressed to the Hon’ble President of India demanding the immediate declaration of the Committee for MSP procurement, for withdrawing of all cases lodged against farmers during the protest, for payment of compensation to martyrs, for removing the main accused of Lakhimpur carnage, Ajay Misra Teni as Union Minister, getting the bail of his son Ashish Misra Monu canceled and withdrawing the case against farmers of Lakhimpur falsely charged of the murder of assailants on the move on October 3, 2022 and others.

The protest was led by AIKMS GS Dr. Ashish Mital, BKU UP youth President Anuj Singh, BKU Mandal President Sri Saligram, BKU Ald President Sanjay Yadav, Subhash Patel of AIKM, AITUC leader Naseem Ansari, DYFI leader Akhil Vikalp, AICCTU leader Kamal Usri, Avinash Misra of CITU, AIKMS Kaushambi GS Phulchand Nishad, BKU leaders Anurag Yadav, Gandhiji Yadav, Jalandhar Patel, Sheru Patel, Lallu Prasad Patel and others.

The proceedings were conducted by AIKMS Allahabad GS Com Raj Kumar Pathik.

Raj Kumar Pathik

For SKM Prayagraj

Note:

Farmers’ body Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) observed an all-India Rosh (Anger) Diwas on March 21, 2022, to condemn the central government’s failure to come through on its promises. As the name suggests, protesting farmers in groups, varying in strength from a group of 10 people to a hundred people, gathered to show their anger against the government’s unfulfilled assurances on December 9, 2021.