RSS affiliate BKS demands guaranteed prices for crops
With farmer unions and opposition parties across the country are intensifying protests against the three controversial farms laws, the ruling party BJP’s parent organization RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Tuesday urged the Modi Government to take a “sympathetic view” of their demands and sought a new law to ensure remunerative price for produce. Days after farmers held a huge meeting in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh against the three central farm laws, the BKS said it will hold a countrywide protest on Wednesday pressing for a new law for ensuring that farmers get prices based on their cost of production. BKS also termed the MSP system as a fraud.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, BKS general secretary Badrinarayan Choudhary said, “Minimum Support Price (MSP) is an illusion. Farmers are not getting MSP in all parts of the country. A new stringent law should be brought which ensures that farmers get a remunerative price of their produce.” Only farmers of one or two states could avail the benefits of MSP, while those in the rest of the country remained deprived of its benefits, Choudhary said, adding that it is high time that efforts are made to reduce the input cost of agriculture.
RSS affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Tuesday urged the Modi Government to take a “sympathetic view” of their demands and sought a new law to ensure a remunerative price for produce.
He further said BKS had sent a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 11, stating that a major cause of anger and discontent among farmers across the country is that they are not getting a remunerative price for their produce. When asked about the protesting farmers’ demand, Choudhary said, “Government should take a sympathetic view of their demands, though it is also the case that some of the farmers’ demands are not reasonable.”
BKS units across the country in all districts will hold symbolic protests to press for its demand for a strict law for remunerative prices for agri-produce and will also submit a memorandum to the district collectors, he said. With BKS taking a stand against Modi Government and urging to take a sympathetic to the farmers’ demands, it has to be seen how the Government responds as the biggest State Uttar Pradesh and farmers’ strike’s fountain point Punjab is going for Assembly elections by February 2022. Already Supreme Court has withheld these three controversial farm laws that farmers accuse the government of created as Corporate Group friendly.
 ‘Current MSP is a fraud’: RSS-linked BKS demands profitable prices for farmers, to hold protest on Wednesday – Sep 07, 2021, India Today
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