While Prime Minister celebrates Kisan Samvad, SP organizes campfire meetings with farmers
In a day-long state campaign, Samajwadi Party leaders and workers are reaching out to farmers on Friday to express the party’s solidarity with their ongoing protests against the three core laws. The SP workers plan to involve farmers in the villages around the bonfires to discuss their concerns.
The day of the event coincides with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kisan Samvad’ or a dialogue with farmers, which seeks to allay their apprehensions with agricultural laws that have led to a prolonged protest by farmers on the borders of the national capital of Delhi.
SP President Akhilesh Yadav has asked MPs, MLA, MLC, former legislators and party officials to go to the villages to participate in the Kisan Ghera program and explain that the SP “has always supported” their cause.
The name of the outreach program, Kisan Ghera, means to broadcast the meetings of small farmers, party workers hope to organize around bonfires.
The party has published a list of 132 prominent leaders, who would speak to farmers in as many villages across the state.
On the eve of the event on Thursday, Akhilesh Yadav said that never before have farmers been treated so unfairly and faced so much injustice as under the current BJP government in the Center. He claimed that the BJP government ‘failed to keep’ a single promise it had made to farmers and introduced three laws against farmers to make matters worse.
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Akhilesh even called PM Modi’s Kisan Samvad and Kisan Samman Nidhi distribution program scheduled for Friday an “insult” to farmers.
“The BJP government is insulting the farmers, who are protesting on the roads for their rights with nominal money from ‘Kisan Samman’. The government wants farmers to incur huge losses due to black laws (farm laws). In its arrogance of power, the BJP is also insulting the food that farmers put on the plates of all citizens of the country, ”he tweeted in Hindi.