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Anna Hazare to Launch His 'Last Protest' for Farmers from January 30

Anna Hazare in a letter announced to launch a hunger strike for protesting farmers in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra from January 30.

Anna Hazare to Launch His Last Protest for Farmers from January 30

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2021 12:56 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: Social activist Anna Hazare is said to begin his protest over various demands related to farmers in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra from January 30.

Further, the activist urged supporters to protest at their respective locations.

Earlier, the veteran social activist said that if farmers demands on issues concerning farmers are not met by the Union government by the end of January next year he will go for a hunger strike.

Speaking to reporters in his Ralegaon Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Sunday, Hazare said had been holding protests for cultivators since the last four years, but the government has done nothing to resolve the issues.

"The government is just giving empty promises due to which I do not have any trust left (in the government)...Let's see, what action the Centre takes on my demands. They have sought time for a month, so I have given them time till January-end. If my demands are not met, I will resume my huger strike protest. This would be my last protest," the 83-year-old said.

On December 14, Hazare wrote a letter to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning of a hunger strike if his demands like the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee's recommendations and granting autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), were not accepted.

Hazare had already written a letter to Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, threatening of the hunger strike if his demands, including the implementation of the MS Swaminathan Committee's recommendations on agriculture, were not fulfilled.

On the Republic Day, farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades and clashed with police in the national capital as many as 200 people were detained in connection to the incident.

The Delhi Police has named 'Bharatiya Kisan Union' (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait besides other farmer leaders in the FIR over the violence that broke out in various parts of the national capital during the farmers' tractor rally on January 26.


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