The farmers’ protests against the newly passed three Farm Laws viz; Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020, showed a new turn after Farmers’ union leader signalled farmers from Villages in Uttar Pradesh will observe fast from every village and send voice message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi effective March 1 to lodge their agitation against the newly passed three Farm Laws.
The Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Morcha (UPKMM) leader, VM Singh, on Tuesday, Feb 23, affirmed that at least 5 farmers from each village in UP will observe fasting every day and send their messages to PM Modi to mark their agitation against the newly passed three Farm Laws and demand Minimum Support Price (MSP).
“This new movement will start from March 1, where five people from each village will observe fast every day and record messages to be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi every two minutes. If even 500 villages are covered in 1 district, then 5000 men will let the Prime Minister know through the website the voices of the farmers. This will be done to unite the villages,” said Singh, quoted by ANI report.
While making a remark on several ministers’ claim that there is no farmer in the agitation, but only the vested interests hijacking the event, Singh said that the movement of each farmer sending the voice message to PM Modi is aimed to provide a substantial proof to such ministers that farmers are against the newly passed Farm Laws. The voice messages recorded by farmers expressing their differences with the newly passed Farm Laws will also open the eyes of the Modi government on their stand against the Farm Laws, signalled Singh in his address on Tuesday.
“The ministers say that there are no farmers in the protest but when the farmers will send their message from their villages, then will understand that the protest is genuine and that the rights of the farmers should be guaranteed,” stated Singh in his address as quoted in an ANI report.
Singh lauded the efforts of the protesting farmers at various borders like Singhu, Ghazipur & Tikri and wished them luck for their continued efforts to mark their agitation against the Modi Government over the farmers’ issues. While speaking to ANI, Singh reaffirmed that MSP is farmers’ right and anyone buying the goods from the farmers below the MSP must be booked for the offence.