Bhopal: The various organizations of farmers have issued a warning of launching an agitation on the lines of last year’s agitation in the state from June 1 to 10 across the state. Farmers’ leader Shivkumar Sharma is holding meetings with farmers across the state.

Sharma is also conducting press conferences to set ground for the farmers’ agitation. After the incident of firing in Mandsaur post-farmers’ agitation the BJP government and organization are quite alert this time. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is taking feedback about the preparations of the agitation.

Police have also been instructed to arrest people of suspected credentials. BJP leaders have been asked to maintain constant touch with the farmers to check provocation. BJP is also preparing to reach out to farmers through Kisan Morcha (KM). Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) is also being made active.

Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) organization secretary Shivakant Dixit has been asked by the RSS to speak to the farmers on their agitation so that the agitation could not succeed. Publicity in villages is being done to inform that KS is not backing the agitation. A leader of BKS said we have announced that we are involved in the porposed farmers’ agitation. Farmers’ leader Shivkumar Sharma said their agitation is non-violent in nature.

Mode of agitation

  • The villages across the country would be shut down
  • No farmer will go out to sell his produce to the city
  • Farmers will not buy anything from the city.
  • Farmers would stay at their places
  • June 5 will be observed as ‘Dhikkar Divas’
  • June 6 as ‘Shahadat Divas’
  • June 8 as ‘Sahayog Divas’
  • June 10 will be observed as ‘Bharat Bandh Divas’

       (As told by farmers’ leader Shivkumar Sharma)

Demands

  • Loans of farmers should be waived off
  • Minimum support price (MSP) should be 1.5 folds more than cost price
  • Farmers should be given pension on reaching age of 55 years.
  • Those responsible for Mandsaur firing should be prosecuted
  • Mandi elections should be held in every five years.
  • Fruits and vegetables should not be included in Bhawantar scheme
  • Purchase price of fruits and vegetables should be fixed to 1.5 times than their cost of production.

        (As told by farmers’ leader Shivkumar Sharma)

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