New Delhi: Even as over a lakh farmers representing more than 200 organisations are marching on 29th and 30th November 2018 under the banner of the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) in the Kisan Mukti March, the BJP and Sangh Parivar are seeking to divert attention from the real issues by raking up divisive issues.
BJP Government Diverting Attention from Real Issues
The ruling BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi having totally failed in delivering the promises made to the farmers and toiling masses is now resorting to communalisation by raking up issues like Sabarimala, Ram Mandir and whipping up communal frenzy. They are talking of using the Ordinance route for building Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. In sharp contrast, the issue-based unity of farmers is demanding passing of two Kisan Mukti Bills.
Our united struggles have helped in posting this positive agenda against the divisive agenda of the BJP and Sangh Parivar: AIKS
On 29th November thousands will march from different parts of Delhi to Ramlila Maidan. On 30th November, over a lakh farmers from across the country under the banner of the AIKSCC will march to the Parliament demanding a special session of the Parliament to discuss the agrarian crisis and passing the two Kisan Mukti Bills prepared by a Kisan Parliament earlier namely The Farmers’ Freedom From Indebtedness Bill, 2018 and The Farmers’ Right to Guaranteed Remunerative Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Commodities Bill, 2018 to ensure liberation from debt and assured remunerative prices.
Give Up Divisive Agenda and Implement the Kisan Mukti Bills
These Bills have been introduced as Private Bills in the Parliament by K.K.Raghesh, MP and Joint Secretary of AIKS in Rajya Sabha and by Raju Shetti, MP from Maharashtra in the Lok Sabha. The political parties will have to take a position on the two Bills and a broad charter of demands.
In the last 4 years, there have been massive protests by the peasantry in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, and elsewhere have emerged victorious overcoming extreme repression. The independent struggles of AIKS along with issue-based united struggles under the AIKSCC and Bhumi Adhikar Andolan banners have also brought the plight of farmers into the national agenda and exposed the betrayal by the BJP led Central Government.
The 9th August Jail Bharo by AIKS on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement saw over 5 lakh peasants and workers taking part. The 5th September Mazdoor-Kisan Sangharsh Rally jointly organised by CITU-AIKS-AIAWU had lakhs of peasants, agricultural workers, and workers who marched on the streets of Delhi.
In the series of the consistent organised protests is the Kisan Mukti March inspired by the Kisan Long March that had taken place from Nashik to Mumbai. Different sections of the society have come out in an unprecedented show of solidarity with the farmers. Literally, a cross-section of India will walk hand in hand with the Annadata. AIKS appeals to all sections of society to come out in full support of the Kisan Mukti March and defeat the divisive communal agenda of the BJP-Sangh Parivar.