Great Farmer Rally jolts Delhi

“No MSP. No pension. No Land. No Social Security. It is high time to end these miseries”: says an activist who works for the betterment of working class.

Tens of thousands of people travelled as far from the southernmost state of Kerala have today gathered at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. As per a report, they are marching towards the parliament from the venue to let those leading the nation hear their grievances.

The rally has been organised by the CITU, the workers’ union of the prominent leftist organisation CPI (M). Several political organisations, including the Congress party, have come forward to support the rally.

The main demands of those in the forefront of the historic agitation are: farm loan waivers, the establishment of Minimum Support Price, the implementation of minimum wage policy, the abolition of anti-workers or anti-farmers or anti-peasants policies, the introduction of the pension system for farmers, workers and peasants, social security, food security, health care facility, and the provision for housing and education benefits.

Most of those participating in the rally are farmers, peasants and workers, but some white collar employees are also in the forefront of the movement.

Who is going to get the benefit of this rally in terms of its political implications? In the national front, the leftists (the organisers) are less likely to get it. Then, who?


Vignesh. S. G

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