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RJD to organize dharna to support restless farmers, urges Bihar growers to unite


The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) announced on Friday its support for farmers agitating in and around Delhi seeking the repeal of three recent agricultural laws and decided to organize a dharna in the state capital on Saturday.

RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, who will lead the dharna near the Mahatma Gandhi statue on Gandhi Maidan, also urged farmers in the state to join the protest, claiming that the new farm laws were passed without consulting the parties. interested parties and would seriously affect them. in the long run.

Criticizing the BJP government for failing to deliver on its promises, Tejashwi said the Center was determined to discontinue the minimum support price (MSP) system for agricultural products and allow companies to take over agriculture. “What did the BJP do with their promise to fix the MSP for an additional 50% of the total cost of production? Once the corporations take over, the farmers will not be able to get the MSP, ”said the RJD leader.

He also said that the new laws will allow big players to store as much grain and other agricultural products as possible, as the stock limit was removed.

“Once grains, legumes, potatoes, onions, etc. are exhausted from farmers’ possession, companies would exorbitantly increase the market price of basic products, “he said.

Tejashwi also took a serious view of excluding the RJD from the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss strategy to fight Covid and said it was regrettable that the prime minister tried to ignore the party that emerged as the one. largest in the state polls just concluded.

Hindustan Times