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Updated on: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 04:28 PM IST

Will write open letter to PM Modi on MSP, other issues: Samyukt Kisan Morcha

Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal welcomed the repeal of farm laws announced yesterday in the parliament, yet mentioned of writing an open letter to PM Modi on factors like MSP Committee, Electricity Bill 2020, withdrawal of cases on farmers, sacking of Minister Ajay Mishra Teni, and other demands.
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Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal | ANI

Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal | ANI

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New Delhi: Samyukt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions on Monday held an all delegation meeting and announced that the agitation will continue as per the schedule while adding that it will write an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP).

Briefing mediapersons, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said, "We will write an open letter to Prime Minister mentioning the pending demands including MSP Committee, its rights, its time frame, its duties; Electricity Bill 2020 and the withdrawal of cases against farmers. We will also write to him to sack the Minister Ajay Mishra Teni over Lakhmipur Kheri incident." However, the farmer leader welcomed the step of farm laws roll back announced by Prime Minister Modi and said, "It was a good step, we welcome it. But a lot of things still remain." "We discussed repeal of farm laws. After this, some decisions were taken. SKM's predecided programs will continue as it is - Kisan panchayat in Lucknow on November 22 gatherings at all borders on November 26 and a march to Parliament on November 29," he said.

Rajewal said that another meeting of SKM will be held on November 27 to discuss way future course of action.

"For a decision on further developments, another meeting of SKM will be held on November 27. The decision will be taken on the basis of the situation until then," he added The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of over 40 protesting farmer unions held a meeting today after its core committee meet on Saturday. Rakesh Tikait of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), one of the key organisations leading the agitation, did not attend the meeting as he is currently in Lucknow.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) meeting, which was going on at Singhu border, concluded on Sunday.

The meeting was called to discuss the future course of action on farmers' protests after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced repealing the three farm laws.

As the government has agreed to withdraw the three farm laws, the farmer unions have shifted their focus on minimum support price (MSP), demanding a law on it.

The farmers are also demanding compensation for the farmers who lost their lives during farmers' protests and the withdrawal of cases registered against them.

The farmers have been protesting against the three farm laws for the past year across Delhi's borders.

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Published on: Sunday, November 21, 2021, 04:32 PM IST
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