As full-fledged discussion on agrarian crisis, the farmers want two Bills to be passed in the Parliament. The two proposed legislations are the Farmers’ Freedom from Indebtedness Bill, 2018, and The Farmers’ Right to Guaranteed Remunerative Minimum Support Prices for Agricultural Commodities Bill, 2018. They were introduced as private member Bills in the last session of Parliament. At the time, 21 political parties had indicated their support.
With Subhash Chandra Bose’s slogan of “Dilli Chalo”, about 10,000 farmers and supporters are expected to march from five different directions in Delhi towards the vast grounds of Ramlila Maidan where they will camp on Thursday night.
A group of farmers from Tamil Nadu arrived at New Delhi Railway Station on Thursday. Lead by farmers leader Ayyakannu, as many as 350 farmers are marching towards Ram Lila Maidan.
As soon as they got down from the train, the farmers staged a train blockade raising slogans demanding the Central government to fulfill their demands.
Last year, the farmers from Tamil Nadu staged a 100-day sit-in protest in Jantar Mantar. They were, however, unsuccessful in meeting the Prime Minister.
The farmers’ rally, led by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee is now on its way to Ramlila Maidan, passing by Sarai Kala Khan.