New Delhi: Samyukta Kisan Morcha, (SKM) an umbrella body of over 40 farmer unions, announced that it will observe May 26 as black day’, marking six months of their protest at Delhi’s borders against the Centre’s three farm laws.
“This is the day PM Narendra Modi led government took oath of office in 2014 and then again on 30th May in 2019. 26th May is the day when the Chalo Dilli Kisan Andolan completes its six months. It is also the day when the All India Strike called by the Central Trade Unions becomes six months old.” said an official release by the SKM.
The release added that the central government which has been in the office continuously for the past seven years has not only failed to deliver on the tall promises made while assuming office, but is actually against the wishes of the toiling people with impunity.
Moreover, the release stated, “It is acting in a blatantly irresponsible manner in the present sitution of the terrible second wave of the corona pandemic.”
Further, the release said, “The government is passing laws that nobody has demanded be it Farm Laws, Labour codes, CAA, New Education Policy and so on while refusing to concede any popular demands such as the enactment of a law guaranteeing minimum support price for the farm produce, bringing petrol/diesel under the GST regime, etc.”
The Kishan Morcha also stated that the Centre is toiling people in the unorganized sector including migrant labours that need life-saving support in terms of food grains, cash subsidy and employment. It is the duty of the government to mobilize resources for this gigantic task, using FCI stocks, taxing the rich, insuring front line fighters, providing funds for MNGREGA, bringing in a similar employment guarantee scheme for urban areas, etc.
“The Centre has become paralytic on these fronts” Kisan Morcha claimed.