Samyukta Kisan Morcha is an umbrella body of farmer unions, which has been spearheading the ongoing protests against Centre’s three farm laws.
Earlier today, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait warned the Centre of intensifying the farmers’ agitation in the Purvanchal region in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
“The upcoming Kisan Mahapanchayat in Lucknow will prove to be the “last nail in the coffin for the three black laws and will be historic”, he said on Twitter.
• ऐतिहासिक होगी लखनऊ में आयोजित 22 नवंबर की किसान महापंचायत ।• SKM की यह महापंचायत किसान विरोधी सरकार और तीनों का… https://t.co/tqZPXRNU0v
— Rakesh Tikait (@RakeshTikaitBKU) 1636438579000
He also said that if the administration pulls down farmers’ tents at protest sites, they will set up tents at police stations and District Magistrate’s offices.
Farmers have been protesting at different sites since November 26 last year against the three enacted farm laws which are: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The Centre has held 11 rounds of formal talks with the farmers and has maintained that the new laws are pro-farmer. The agitating farmers, however, claim they would be left at the mercy of corporations because of these legislations.
(With inputs from Agencies)