Mamata Banerjee threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not repealed

Speaking on farmers’ protest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to launch a country-wide strike if the new farm laws are not repealed by the central government.

“I am very much concerned about the farmers, their lives and livelihood,” she said.

GOI must withdraw the anti-farmer bills, Bengal leader urged.

“If they do not do so immediately we will agitate throughout the state and the country. From the very start, we have been strongly opposing these anti-farmer bills,” added Mamata Banerjee.

Thousands of farmers are staying put at Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh over various demands, including the repeal of the three new laws.

They have expressed apprehension that the laws would pave the way for the dismantling of the minimum support price system, leaving them at the ‘mercy’ of big corporates.

Meanwhile, the Centre is today again meeting the 35 farmer groups.