New Delhi, July 20: All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Friday launched the first of its proposed three-part agitation at Parliament Street here, with hundreds of farmers marching and raising slogans against the minimum support price (MSP) offered by the government for their crops. Farmers from several regions of the country marched from Mandi House to the Parliament Street, only kilometres away from the Parliament House — where the opposition parties were had brought a no-confidence motion — expressing their ‘no trust’ in the Narendra Modi government.
Addressing the farmers there, Committee member and Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav called the gathering a “foretaste of the bigger agitations” to be held on August 9 and November 30. Yadav termed the MSP offered by the government a “historic fraud” and indicted the government for several “anti-farmer” policies, ranging from “low farmer income” and “lowest rise in MSP” to “poor export-import policy” and its “lax attitude during droughts”. (IANS)