Samyukt Kisan Morcha launches ‘Phir Delhi Chalo’ to bolster agitation

Farm stir will complete 150 days on April 24

Samyukt Kisan Morcha launches ‘Phir Delhi Chalo’ to bolster agitation

Women at a protest against the farm laws in Amritsar. Vishal Kumar

Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Panipat, April 19

Aiming to strengthen its agitation against the central farm laws, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has decided to launch ‘Phir Delhi Chalo’ movement from April 24, the day the farmers’ protest completes 150 days.

The SKM, a joint forum of farm unions spearheading the protest, on Monday coined the new slogan to ramp up numbers at the protest sites on the Delhi border. A special convention had been planned on May 10 and farm leaders from across the country would participate in it, the forum said. Union leaders said the date for the scheduled “Parliament march” would be announced at an appropriate time.

Ashish Mittal, SKM member, said as farmers were away for wheat harvesting, their focus would first be on calling them back. He said the BKU (Ugrahan) had called upon its members to start reaching Tikri border from April 21.

Farm activist Yogendra Yadav alleged the government was hatching a conspiracy in the garb of anti-Covid measures to quell their stir. “They used the same trick last year. We will not let it happen,” he said. 

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