Tribune News Service
New Delhi, December 15
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Monday decided to do away with the post of convenor, the post held by VM Singh, who on Saturday had said farmers were ready for talks with the Centre.
Henceforth, all decisions will be taken only by the Working Group, which shall be the official position of the AIKSCC, a statement said.
“The National Working Group of the AIKSCC met on Sunday and decided to do away with the post of Convenor. Henceforth, all decisions of the AIKSCC shall be taken only by the Working Group, which shall be the official position of AIKSCC and shall be announced as such.,” the committee said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the blockade of the Jaipur-Delhi highway began yesterday at Shajahpur border.
Farmer organisations camped at the border overnight, and from today onwards, the gathering will gain momentum as farmers from all over Rajasthan and Haryana are moving to Shajahpur.
Toll plazas have been blocked in all states. Protestors agitated at several Reliance malls, shops and petrol pumps all over, particularly in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Odisha.
“BJP-led governments have unleashed preventive detention of leaders to stop today’s protests,” the committee said.
While condemning these repressive tactics, the AIKSCC is assured that participation in today’s protests will exceed the previous numbers, despite police blockades. Massive rallies on different dates are being planned in state Capitals.
Kolkata will see a large rally to Governor House on December 16 while in Patna, farmers will rally on December 29. Mumbai farmers will sit in dharna on December 14, as assembly session begins, demanding the passing of laws to negate the ill-effects of the Central Farm Laws.
“Punjab and Haryana farmers and others all over India are planning for a prolonged struggle. Farmers are determined to overcome the divisive and diversionary tactic of the government at the behest of corporate interest,” the statement said.