Farmers’ organizations meeting on Singhu border, debate on contesting elections
New Delhi: The review meeting of the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) has started on the Singhu border adjacent to Delhi-NCR. At the very beginning of the meeting, there was a heated debate among the farmer leaders regarding the issue of contesting elections. Meanwhile, the meeting will be followed by a press conference of SKM at 5 pm. The meeting is scheduled to review the promises and assurances made by the central government with the governments of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Many more announcements are likely to be made in today’s big meeting. In this meeting, the farmer leaders will decide whether the conditions on which the agreement was reached with the central government have been fulfilled or not. In fact, the new role of SKM will also be discussed in the meeting of farmers’ organizations. However, the meeting is expected to discuss the important issues of committee on MSP, cases registered against farmers in all states and action against Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni.
Meanwhile, farmer leader Yogendra Yadav has said that all the members of SKM are attending the meeting. We had said on 9 December that we would come back on 15 January and evaluate whether the promises made by the government have been fulfilled. Since the government had promised that cases registered against farmers in all states would be returned, the government would give compensation, set up a committee on MSP. All these issues are to be evaluated in the meeting.