Farmers to continue stir, VM Singh withdraws from protests

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 27, 2021

Anti-social elements along with KMSC attempted to torpedo the farmers’ agitation, claims Samyukt Kisan Morcha

The protesting organisations of peasants appealed the protesters to stay on the venues at various borders of Delhi and continue a peaceful struggle. After a meeting of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha here on Wednesday, the farmers' organisations condemned the Centre, certain farmers' organisation and anti-social elements for the untoward incidents on Tuesday. They said there was an attempt to damage the peaceful protests by farmers.

Appreciating farmers for their participation in the protests, the organisations said the agitation has shaken the Centre. “Therefore, a dirty conspiracy was hatched with Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) and others against the peaceful struggle of other farmer organisations, who had set up their own separate protest site after 15 days of beginning of this farmers' agitation. They were not part of the organisations which jointly undertook the struggle,” the SKM leaders maintained after the emergency meeting.

They said anti-social elements like Deep Sidhu and others, along with KMSC attempted to torpedo the farmers’ agitation. “Under this conspiracy, the said Kisan organisation and other persons announced that they would march on Ring Road and unfurl a flag on the Red Fort. As a corollary of conspiracy, the KMSC started marching on the Ring Road, two hours before the scheduled march of the struggling organisations. It was a deep rooted conspiracy to knock down the peaceful and strong farmers' struggle,” the leaders said.

Meanwhile, fissures started appearing in the unity of farmers. Senior farmers' leader VM Singh said he and his organisation, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sanghatan has decided to stay away from the protests. He cited the violence on the Republic Day and said those who engaged in violence acted against the interests of farmers.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has decided to file FIRs against senior leaders of farmers for Tuesday's violence.

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Published on January 27, 2021
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