Farmers hold nationwide meet in Delhi, chalk out future plans
10 June 2017
Farmers' organisations are now gearing up to formulate a common strategy for the ongoing Kisan movement in different parts of the country. To this end, representatives of 50 farmers' organisations are going to hold a major meeting in Delhi today. The organisations will come together at Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan, and plans will be made for further accelerating the movement.
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Karnataka and Telangana are already burning with protests which have taken a violent form. In Gujarat, the Congress has threatened that if demands of farmers here are not met soon, they too will begin a statewide agitation. Congress is taking an aggressive approach on the farmers' issue ahead of state polls.
In Maharashtra, today is the last day of the two-day ultimatum given by farmers to Fadnavis government. They have warned of resuming protest from 12 June if government doesn't comply with their demands.
Meanwhile, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has formed a six-member cabinet group which will hold talks with farmers and then submit its report.
Today, the Aam Aadmi Party governing Delhi will launch nationwide protests supporting demands of farmers. On Friday, AAP leaders tried to visit Mandsaur to meet agitating farmers but were thwarted by police.
In Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has already begun preparations to talk to farmers.