For the first time, the farming community has decided to protest for their betterment. Never before this kind of united protest took place and that too in 7 states at a time for 10 days. No milk, no vegetables and dairy products and it is going to be difficult for the people in general.
The seven states where the protests are being held are: Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala.
The farmers are demanding immediate implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendation on minimum support prices; the price at which the government procures milk from them to be fixed at Rs. 27 and a one-time loan waiver.
Farmers in Punjab wearing green turbans can be seen in viral photographs throwing vegetables, fresh fruits and spilling milk on streets. Milk flowed on streets and tomatoes were dumped on a highway near Nashik in Maharashtra.
The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM), a federation of 130 farmer organisations, which is spearheading the protests, made it clear that farmers will not supply any vegetables and dairy products to the cities for the next 10 days.
The federation has assured that farmers won’t block any roads, but they will sit on a dharna along 30 major highways in the country.
The BJP blamed that it is a congress sponsored agitation. Congress said that the BJP ordered a firing on the farmers earlier and now trying to shift the blame on to the Congress.
This is going to be another headache for the BJP at the centre. Modi promised achche din for people but he is facing Buredin (baddays).