Singhu Border, Dec 23: A delegation of Trinamool Congress (TMC) meet farmers who are on a relay hunger strike on the highway at the Singhu Border to show solidarity on the occasion of National Farmers Day.
Derek O’Brien, Satabdi Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Pratima Mondal, and Md Nadimul Haque met the farmers while the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee interacts again with farmers via telephone. On-call, the farmer request Mamata to attend the Dharna.
After that CM Mamata also share a post on Twitter saying “GoWB has been persistent in its efforts to ensure the welfare of farmers.”
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 23, 2020
Farmers shared their demands in front of WB CM and said the Centre must repeal the farmer bills.
Fourteen years ago, Mamata Banerjee went on a historic 26-day hunger strike against the forceful acquisition of agricultural land, demanding justice for the farmers of Singur. Her stand was vindicated by the Supreme Court in 2016.
Trinamool will stand by the farmers in solidarity, in this movement to repeal the anti-farmer bills.
Farmer groups have appealed to those in Bihar and other states to join the agitation to further pressurize the government to repeal the three contentious farm laws. Meanwhile, thousands of farmers have started from Maharashtra to join the protest at Delhi borders where farmers from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh have been camping for weeks.
Farmers coming from Uttar Pradesh to join those in Delhi were allegedly stopped by the police at the Moradabad toll plaza.