BKU (Lok Shakti) calls off farmer protest


Noida, January 28

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lok Shakti) here on Thursday announced that it was ending its protest against the new central farm laws. 

BKU (Lok Shakti) chief Sheoraj Singh made the announcement during a press conference here a day after two other farmers’ unions ended their stir.

“The protest has been called off,” BKU (Lok Shakti) spokesperson Shailesh Kumar Giri told PTI.

The farmers’ union had been camping at the Dalit Prerna Sthal since December 2, demanding withdrawal of the three new farm laws, legalisation of minimum support price for crops and implementation of the recommendation of Swaminathan Committee’s report.

Thousands of farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh demanding rollback of the farm laws.

The protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that these laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.

However, the government has maintained that the new laws will bring farmers better opportunities and usher in new technologies in agriculture. PTI



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