Tribune News Service
Sonepat, November 27
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha on Saturday decided to postpone its Parliament march.
The march was announced at a time when the situation was different from what it is now, the SKM, a joint front of 13 farmer unions that has been spearheading the protests since last year, said as it announced its decision.
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At a press conference, SKM leader Darshan Pal said: "We are suspending the Parliament march on Monday. We had written to the prime minister for withdrawal of cases against farmers, allotment of land for building a memorial for farmers who lost their lives (during the protest), suspension of Ajay Mishra ‘Teni' from the Union Cabinet over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, along with other issues".
The front said it wanted an assurance in Parliament on their demand for a law guaranteeing farmers Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops.
The SKM will review the further course of action at its next meeting on December 4. It also demanded that the government should initiate a dialogue with them in a respectful way, adding that it would decide then whether it would boycott the Bharatiya Janata Party.
The march from the Tikri border was scheduled for November 29.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced recently that the Centre would take back the three farm laws. Later, the Union Cabinet endorsed the decision.
The Morcha said the farmers’ protest would continue till their pending demands were accepted.
— With PTI
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