New Delhi, July 24 (MNN) Even as the protest by farmers against the three central farm laws continued for the 240th day on Saturday on the Delhi-Haryana and Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borders, a conglomeration of farmers’ union said that they would hold the next ‘Kisan Sansad’ in central Delhi on Monday.
Starting July 22, the farmers have held ‘Kisan Sansad’ at the Jantar Mantar for two days, debating the APMC Act on Friday.
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha said on Saturday that the proceedings so far in Parliament since the start of Monsoon Session on July 19 “reflected grave concerns with regard to the Modi government’s functioning as well as critical issues confronting common citizens and our democracy”.
It said that the farmers had held smaller ‘Kisan Sansads’ at other places too, like Kila Raipur in Ludhiana district of Punjab.
A fire was reported at Singhu, where the farmers have been sitting on protest since November 26 last year, in which many makeshift tents of farmers were destroyed. However, no one was injured, though there was some damage to several trolleys.
The farmers also continued to protests against BJP leaders in Punjab and Haryana, raising slogans against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Friday at Rudrapur, following which many agitators were detained by police.
In Phagwara, the farmers protested against BJP leaders Union Minister Som Parkash and BJP leader Vijay Sampla in Satnampura village on Friday.
In Bihar, farmer unions under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee decided to organise a statewide protest on August 9th on Quit India Day.