The once agitated peasant movement has now come to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh with a new spirit. Whereas Kisan Panchayats are being held in district-district in west Uttar Pradesh, close to Delhi, now it has started organizing in the eastern part of the state. Farmer leader VM Singh, who has recused himself from the agitation after the uproar on the Red Fort, has again spoken of uniting people across the state.
On Tuesday, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi addressed a large panchayat of farmers in Mathura. Priyanka said that the government should accept the decision of the people and change the anti-farmer law. He said that the anti-farmer law was made by the farmers of the notes. On Tuesday, Kisan Panchayat was held in Basti district of eastern Uttar Pradesh against the agriculture law, which was addressed by National Lok Dal leader Jayant Chaudhary. In Sambhal district in the west, on Tuesday, the farmers submitted a memorandum regarding their demands to the deputy collector. Troubled by the power system, the farmers staged a demonstration and alleged that their wheat crop is on the verge of drying up. RLD leader Ajit Singh arrived in Kisan Chaupal today after a fight with BJP leaders and farmers in Shauram village of Muzaffarnagar yesterday.
The leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who are going to explain the Khap Panchayats on agricultural laws in western Uttar Pradesh, are fiercely opposed. In many villages of the west, the entry of BJP leaders is banned, and in public places people are shouting slogans in protest. Recently there has also been an incident of protests and beatings in villages with BJP’s powerful Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan from West UP. Slogans of Murdabad were shouted in front of Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan and other BJP leaders who had joined a Tehri on Monday at village Shauram in Shahpur police station area of Muzaffarnagar district of western Uttar Pradesh. BJP supporters and farmers were fiercely attacked for raising slogans. Earlier, Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan, who arrived to explain the benefits of the new agricultural laws, was fiercely opposed in Shamli on Sunday.
On the other hand, in Delhi, farmer leader Sardar BM Singh has announced that now the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha will be organized in Uttar Pradesh. He said that there will be a movement in the whole of Uttar Pradesh, which will start from March 1. He said that under the Morcha, farmers will go on an indefinite fast in every village. He says that 22 farmers’ organizations are involved in this front.