Farmer’s outfit SKM announces ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ on 20 March

  • The umbrella body of several farmer unions took the decision at a meeting held at the Jat Bhavan here under the leadership of Yudhveer Singh, Raja Ram Singh and Dr. Sunilam, according to a statement issued by the SKM

Livemint
Updated10 Feb 2023, 04:41 AM IST
FILE PHOTO: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Yogendra Yadav along with party leaders address a press conference 
FILE PHOTO: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Yogendra Yadav along with party leaders address a press conference ;(PTI)

To seek a legal guarantee on minimum support price (MSP), the farmer's outfit Samyukta Kisan Morcha has announced a ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ outside Parliament on 20 March. 

The umbrella body of several farmer unions took the decision at a meeting held at the Jat Bhavan here under the leadership of Yudhveer Singh, Raja Ram Singh and Dr. Sunilam, according to a statement issued by the SKM.

It also criticized the Union Budget as "anti-farmer".

The SKM slammed the government for "drastic cuts" in allocations pertaining to farmers, rural development, education, health and MNREGA in the Budget presented on February 1.

The farmers' body, which had spearheaded the protest against the now-repealed farm laws, has been demanding a legal guarantee on minimum support price.

Their other demands include withdrawal of cases against farmers, 5,000 monthly pension for farmers, debt waiver, sacking of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, and compensation for those who died during the farmers' stir among others.

In the meeting, a resolution was passed demanding the sacking of Haryana minister Sandeep Singh from the Cabinet. The minister has been accused of sexual harassment by a female coach.

The farmer leaders also decided to intensify the struggle to get justice for the aggrieved woman.

(With ANI inputs)

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:10 Feb 2023, 04:41 AM IST
HomeNewsIndiaFarmer’s outfit SKM announces ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ on 20 March

Most Active Stocks

Indian Oil Corporation

166.90
03:58 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-7.6 (-4.36%)

Tata Steel

168.70
03:58 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-0.3 (-0.18%)

Bharat Electronics

333.30
03:59 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-2.25 (-0.67%)

Wipro

560.05
03:56 PM | 12 JUL 2024
25.7 (4.81%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

KPIT Technologies

1,864.00
03:57 PM | 12 JUL 2024
154.25 (9.02%)

Inox Wind

171.90
03:59 PM | 12 JUL 2024
13.85 (8.76%)

Zensar Technologies

768.20
03:29 PM | 12 JUL 2024
50.45 (7.03%)

Coforge

5,950.05
03:29 PM | 12 JUL 2024
386.65 (6.95%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    74,481.00218.00
    Chennai
    73,972.00-727.00
    Delhi
    74,771.00-218.00
    Kolkata
    73,972.00-218.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.76/L0.01
    Kolkata
    104.95/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanMint Shorts