SKM to raise pending demands of farmers in open letter to PM Modi

We will seek clarification on the committee to be formed on granting statutory status to MSP, say leaders

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha said on Sunday it would write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioning the pending demands of farmers and wait for the withdrawal of the farm laws in Parliament.

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The farmers will continue with their pre-decided programme till November 29, the first day of the winter session of Parliament. It was decided that they would showcase their strength at the Lucknow mahapanchayat on Monday. It will be the first public meeting of the umbrella body of the farmer unions after the Prime Minister’s announcement.

Addressing the media after the meeting of the core committee at the Singhu border, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, “We will write an open letter to PM where we will seek clarification on the committee that is to be formed on granting statutory status to MSP.”

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He said the Prime Minister in his Friday address was not clear about the rights, duties and time-frame of the committee. “Besides we will also seek withdrawal of cases lodged against farmers during the agitation, compensation to farmers who had lost their lives, discussion on the Electricity Bill 2020 and sacking of Ajay Mishra, Minister Of State in the Home Ministry,” said Mr. Rajewal.

The next meeting of the farmers’ body is scheduled for November 27 where a decision will be taken on the future course, Mr. Rajewal said.

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