Farmers’ organizations of Punjab said on Saturday that what the Center has said to solve the agricultural laws through the Supreme Court is a move of the government to derail the movement by dragging the issue long.
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), one of the largest organizations in Punjab and the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti which is still running the ‘Rail Stop’ movement in Amritsar, said that during the January 8 meeting with the farmers, the Center suggested Gave that it would be good to leave the decision related to agricultural laws to the Supreme Court and these are clearly indications that the government wants to delay in finding a solution.
BKU (Ugrahan) state secretary Shingara Singh Mann told The Hindu, “The suggestion to leave the issue on the Supreme Court suggests that the government wants to delay finding a solution to the ongoing dispute.” Their intention is only to prolong this issue and not to meet our demands. The government wants to suppress the people’s movement. We have already rejected the government’s suggestion. “
He said, “The intention of the government is very clear. They want to break the peasant movement by including courts. “
They say that BKU-Ugrahan stands firmly with other organizations to withdraw all disputed agricultural laws and make government purchases a legal right at the minimum support price of all crops in all states.
Sarwan Singh Pandher, general secretary of the Punjab unit of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti, said that all the unions participating in the meeting had rejected the government’s signal to leave the matter to the Supreme Court.
He said, “The government wants to take the matter to court for a long time.” They do not want to solve this issue. “
Pandher said that the farmers’ organizations are ready to intensify their agitation and have appealed to farmers and agricultural laborers across the country to make the proposed ‘tractor parade’ a success in New Delhi on 26 January.
Harinder Singh, general secretary of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal), said that the Center has made laws and it can easily repeal them as well.
He said, ‘There is no need to go to the Supreme Court. The government should listen to the demand of the farmers and cancel the laws immediately. ”