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Will resume protests if Union does not fulfill pending demands: Farmer bodies

Farmer bodies would be forced to resume their protest if the Union government does not fulfill the promises it had made in December, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha said on Monday.

On 31 January, farmers’ unions observed “day of betrayal” to protest against the Union not fulfilling the promises. Farmers held protests at several places across the country.

In a statement, the umbrella body of farmers’ unions said that they will continue their protest till their other demands are met.

Following the draconian farm laws were withdrawn in Parliament on 29 November and in a proposal, Union government assured action on pending demands of MSP and removal of Union minister Ajay Mishra, the umbrella body of farmer unions had called off the historic year-long agitation.

““Playing tricks with farmers can be disastrous for the whole country,” read SKM’s memorandum to Indian President.

“Due to the tireless efforts of the farmers, despite the lockdown and the economic slowdown, the agricultural production of the country has increased continuously,” the memorandum stated.

Last week, farmer leaders said that people are unhappy with the BJP and it will play a decisive role in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh elections.

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