All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) in a meeting of the Maharashtra cadre on Tuesday decided to show their unity to the farmers protesting in Delhi against the farm bills. Thus the farmers in every district of Maharashtra have decided to march to their respective tehsil offices on Thursday to show their support.
More than 80 organisations representing farmers, farm labourers, tribals, and labour class organisations across the state will participate in the peaceful protest around 11am and submit letters to tehsildars and collectors across Maharashtra.
In an online meeting with AIKS, an alliance of 48 organisations, trade unions of labourers and bank employees – Jan Andolananchi Sangharsha Samiti – participated to chalk out an action plan for Thursday’s protest organised on December 3.
Ajit Navale, Maharashtra general secretary of AIKS, said, “On Tuesday morning, seven organisations representing farmers conducted a meeting and decided to hold the peaceful protest march on December 3. This meeting was followed by another online meeting, in which 80 organisations representing farmers, labourers, and tribals of Maharashtra decided to join the protest march.”
Maharashtra Minister of State for labour Bacchu Kadu in his tweet said that “If the central government does not initiate satisfactory dialogue with farmers protesting in Delhi by December 3, then the farmers of Maharashtra will organise a mass protest called ‘Chalo Delhi’ and travel to the national capital on two-wheelers and four-wheelers.”