New farm laws like ‘death warrant’ for farmers: Kejiriwal

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Post a meeting with farm leaders from Western Uttar Pradesh, which was organized at Vidhan Sabha on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the Centre’s recent farm laws “death warrant for farmers” and mentioned these laws will direct farming under the control of a few corporates.

While addressing the reporters, the Chief Minister said, “A detailed discussion took place with farmers from Western Uttar Pradesh over the three black laws. These laws are like a death warrant for farmers. If these laws are implemented, farming will go into the hands of a few corporates.”

Kejriwal further added, “on February 28, a grand ‘Kisan Panchayat’ is going to take place in Meerut where these laws will be discussed and an appeal will be made to the Government of India to take back these laws.”

Kejiriwal had organized the meeting with the farmer leaders belonging from Uttar Pradesh at Vidhan Sabha earlier today. During the meeting, Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot and Minister for Water and Tourism Rajendra Pal Gautam and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh were also present.

“We demand a law for minimum support price (MSP) and recommendations of Swaminathan report must be implemented in letter and spirit. The three farm laws must be taken back. Until these demands are fulfilled, farmers will continue to protest at Delhi borders. We will take the protest to villages,” said Rashtriya Jat Mahasangh leader Rohit Jakhad to the reporters.

Farmers have been protesting along the borders of New Delhi since November 26 last year over the three contentious farm laws.

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