Congress kicks off tractor protest towards farm Payments

Intensifying its agitation towards the Centre’s contentious agrarian reform laws, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Thursday launched a large tractor agitation throughout the State.

Large rallies had been organised in Kolhapur in western Maharashtra, which noticed the participation of MPCC chief Balasaheb Thorat, the Congress in-charge for Maharashtra, H.Ok. Patil, and District Guardian Minister Satej Patil, and in Amravati district during which State minister Yashomati Thakur took half.

“The Congress is not going to relaxation till it repeals these unjust legal guidelines which can be ruining the lives of farmers. This wave of agitation will end off the Modi-led Central authorities,” Mr. Thorat stated.

Former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan stated that the Centre had simply steamrolled the Payments as an alternative of asserting a minimal assist value for farmers in a reputable method.

“About 86% farmers within the State are extraordinarily small land holders. They can not combat large industrialists. These Payments advocating contract farming are anti-farmer in spirit. Therefore, we’re opposing them,” Mr. Chavan stated.

Remarking on the hasty method during which the Payments had been handed, Mr. Thorat highlighted how Opposition MPs had been suspended from the Rajya Sabha.

“These legal guidelines have been made for the good thing about a handful of merchants, stockists, profiteers and capitalists. Thus armed, merchants will stockpile farmers’ items cheaply and promote them at excessive costs. The legislation doesn’t present for a base value,” he stated.

A marketing campaign to assemble two crore signatures to oppose the Payments was underneath approach during which 50 lakh farmers from Maharashtra alone had given their signatures, Mr. Thorat stated.

He additional stated that the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities had come into being with a view to preserving bigoted forces (learn the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering) at bay.

One other large tractor rally shall be held in Sangli district on Friday.

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