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Farmers March to Delhi Just Before Lok Sabha Elections

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Delhi: Delhi has once again been transformed into a fort. Thousands of farmers  are going to march to Delhi on Tuesday. These farmers, mainly coming from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, will participate in the ‘Delhi Chalo‘ march.

This march has been called under the banner of more than 200 farmer unions. In 2020, after three agricultural laws were passed by the Parliament, farmers blocked Delhi. Farmer organizations remained standing on the borders of Delhi for 16 months.

The movement ended after the Centre’s announcement of withdrawal of agricultural laws. Now farmers are coming to Delhi again because talks with the Center have been inconclusive. They will surround Delhi with demands like Minimum Support Price (MSP) guarantee law, pension and loan waiver, compensation to the families of farmers killed in the 2020-21 protests.

A few months before the Lok Sabha elections, the farmers’ movement in Delhi has also fueled politics. Farmers Movement 2.0 is posing a challenge not only to the ruling BJP but also to the opposition alliance INDIA.

Challenge to PM Modi’s target of ‘crossing 400 in 24’

The BJP, which performed brilliantly in the assembly elections in five states in December last year, is full of confidence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has predicted that BJP will get more than 370 seats in the upcoming elections from within the Parliament. The ruling NDA’s tally will cross 400 seats, Modi and BJP leaders are repeating this again and again. But farmers movement 2.0 has given headache to BJP. The protesting farmers mainly come from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. There are a total of 103 Lok Sabha seats in these three states falling in the Hindi belt.

The contest in Punjab is interesting. AAP, included in the INDIA faction, has announced to contest the elections alone. In the 2019 general elections, BJP, which won only two seats in Punjab with 9.73% vote share, would like to take advantage of the divisions in INDIA.

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Due to the farmers’ movement, it may be difficult for BJP to repeat the 2019 performance in Haryana. Then BJP had won all the 10 seats in the state. However, this time the farmers’ movement has had a significant impact on Haryana. BJP can fight here together with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party so that the impact of the farmers’ movement can be reduced.

Uttar Pradesh has also had a major participation in farmers’ movements. In the 80-seat state, BJP had won 72 seats in 2014 and 62 seats in 2019. After finalizing the alliance with RJD, seat sharing is yet to be finalised. Giving Bharat Ratna to Chaudhary Charan Singh and joining with RLD is being seen by BJP as a cut to the farmers’ movement.

What is farmers movement?

Farmers are again moving towards Delhi to fulfill the demands of the farmers’ movement of 2020-21 that remained unfulfilled. More than 200 farmer organizations are involved in Kisan Andolan 2.0. Most of the farmers coming in ‘Dilli Chalo’ march are from UP, Punjab and Haryana.

Because of the farmers’ movement?

Farmers have come with many demands. He wants legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) of crops. Swaminathan Committee recommendations should be implemented, farmers and agricultural laborers should get pension, police cases should be withdrawn, victims of Lakhimpur Kheri violence should get justice, Land Acquisition Act 2013 should be withdrawn, India should break ties with the World Trade Organisation.. As demands are being made.

What is at stake for India in the farmers’ movement?

The condition of the opposition parties united against BJP is tenuous at present. The INDIA alliance has weakened after the change of sides between Nitish Kumar and Jayant Chaudhary. On top of that, satraps like Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal are intent on contesting the elections alone. The INDIA faction has a chance to corner BJP and PM Narendra Modi on the pretext of farmers’ movement. The PM has repeatedly said that for him there are only four castes: the poor, the youth, farmers and women. The farmers’ movement has given the opposition an opportunity to impress the public before the Lok Sabha elections are announced.

Congress has started cornering the government on the issue of agriculture. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi wrote on Due to inflation, due to farmers not getting the right price for their crops, their debts increased by 60% – as a result, about 30 farmers lost their lives every day. The one whose USP is fraud, can only do politics with the farmers in the name of MSP. , No justice. Those who put nails in the path of farmers are not worthy of trust, uproot them from Delhi, Congress will give justice and profit to the farmers.”

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