AAP national leader Gopal Rai to address Kisan Sammelan

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 15 Jul 2017 13:20:04


Staff Reporter,

Aam Aadmi Party( AAP) will organise Kisan Nyay Sammelan at Ambedkar Maidan on Saturday. Gopal Rai, in-charge of the MP unit, will address the sammelan at 11 am and after which he will also be presiding working committee meeting.Gopal Rai is also the Rural Development Minister of Delhi under the leadership of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Kisan Sammelan is being organised in all states and is beign started with Madhya Pradesh. State AAP convenor Alok Agrawal along with other diginatires will be present in the sammelan. The Aam Aadmi Party has launched a nationwide movement is support of farmers grappling with an ‘agrarian crisis’ and the killing of cultivators in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district.

AAP will organise 'Kisan Nyay Sammelan' and signature campaigns in all states.AAP has stated earlier citing reports and surveys that farmer suicides in the country are on the rise and their income has reduced. They have also demanded for implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and also demanded that farmers' loans should be waived in all states. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had launched a yatra earlier this year to highlight the problems being faced by farmers in Madhya Pradesh and also to interact with them.

During the 42-day-long Kisan Bachao Yatra (Save Farmers March), AAP leaders and volunteers travelled across 130 Assembly segments spread over 51 districts and interacted with agriculturists and highlighted problems being faced by them, This march was taken out in support of 10-point demands. They also alleged that it was decided earlier by the government to constitute a commission to look into farm loan waiver, but no substantial development was observed on this part.  The 10-point charter of demands included waiver of all agriculture loans, Rs 25 lakh assistance to the family of farmers who have committed suicide etc.