Farmers’ protest which was till now confined to Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will now take a nationwide turn with 62 farmers’ organisations to hold a nationwide protest from Sunday. The action was decided in a meeting held in Delhi a day before.
It is scheduled that from June 11 until June 15, farmers will protest peacefully wearing black band. However, the situation might get agitated from June 16 onwards as there will be nationwide highway blockades by farmers from 12 noon to 3 pm.
As per ABP, the next meeting of farmers is scheduled to be held on June 19.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that this will continue till the demands of the farmers are not met. However, earlier, the farmers’ bodies had declared that the stir would last 10 days till today.
Sangh state president Dev Narayan Patel after meeting CM said, “We asked him to waive the loans of the farmers and pressed for the minimum support price (MSP) for farm produce.”Our meeting with Chief Minister was cordial, but we will continue our agitation till our demands are met,” he declared.
In Maharashtra, farmers’ bodies have already announced to hold a protest on June 12. It will conduct a rail roko andolan on June 13.
In Pratagarh, Rajasthan, farmers organised an indefinite shutdown on Saturday. Meanwhile, Congress in Gujarat has said that if demands of farmers are not met here they will begin a statewide agitation.
On Saturday, CM Chouhan went for an indefinite fast in Bhopal.