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Jharkhand BJP plans kisan sammelans to push farm laws

State unit to hold seminars on December 15 across in five commissionaires
Farmers at Delhi-UP border during their Delhi Chalo protest against new farm law, at Ghazipur in New Delhi
Farmers at Delhi-UP border during their Delhi Chalo protest against new farm law, at Ghazipur in New Delhi
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Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 12.12.20, 09:22 PM

At a time when the nationwide stir by farmers across the country to protest against the new farm laws has entered day 17, the Jharkhand chapter of BJP has announced on Saturday that they would be organizing farm-centric seminars on December 15 in five different commissionaires of the state.

The protesting farmers are showing no signs of retreat. A series of negotiations between the union government and representatives of protesting groups across Delhi borders have so far failed to reach any conclusion as the agitating farmers are firm on their demand – the rolling back of the new farm laws.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in, in defense of the new law stating that the ‘reform’ intends to revive the country’s agriculture sector while speaking at a Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) event. Farmers’ bodies on the other hand have announced to intensify their stir till their demands are not met, thereby, prompting Delhi police to deploy additional forces along the national capital’s borders.

Jharkhand hasn’t seen any major farmers’ unrest except for demonstrations and protests by non-BJP parties so far. However, BJP, the opposition party in Jharkhand, has decided to conduct seminars in a bid to sensitise farmers about the new laws.

Jharkhand BJP’s general secretary Aditya Sahu said, “Unlike Congress and others who are hitting the streets simply to mislead farmers, we have decided to hold sammelans to sensitise the real-kisans about the plus points of the new laws, which we believe is both progressive and in favour of our annadatas. Congress and other parties are resorting to publicise myths and fear.”

He added, “The sammelans have been planned in Deoghar, Medninagar, Nirsa, Kanke, and Ghatshila covering five commissionaires in the state. After this, we shall plan district-level sammelans too.”

Notably, the incumbent coalition government comprising JMM-Congress-RJD along with Left parties had supported December 8 Bharat band organised by farmers outfits to protest against the new laws.



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