It’s time all non-BJP parties supported farmers’ stir: SKM

It’s time all non-BJP parties supported farmers’ stir: SKM

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Andhra Pradesh unit convenor Vadde Sobhanadreeswara Rao on Wednesday demanded that both the ruling YSRCP and the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in the State to back the ongoing agitation by the SKM to press for the repeal of the three controversial farm laws and statutory backing for the Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime. Disputing the contention that the three farm laws were beneficial to small and marginal farmers, the former Agriculture Minister feared at a meeting convened by SKM Prakasam District Convenor Ch. Ranga Rao that a majority of the farmers who have less than 0.1 hectare of land in the country would be forced to join the ranks of farm workers in the wake of the enactment of the three pieces of ‘corporate-friendly’ legislation which dismantled the well-regulated agricultural markets, giving scope for hoarding and profiteering by big agri-marketing companies.

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