Anna to protest for farmers’ rights in New Delhi on Mar 23

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2018 10:59:52

Staff Reporter

SOCIAL activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said the Government has no concern with farmers. He said the Government had vowed to provide 50 per cent more price of yield to farmers but after three years of declaration it has done nothing to fulfill the promise. Hence, to protest against the hollow claims of the Union Government he will stage protest from March 23 in New Delhi. Anna Hazare was talking to mediapersons in the city after returning from Satna. Earlier in the day he had addressed a grand public meeting of farmers in Satna. Since last two months, the anti-corruption crusader has been on tour to aware people in the country. So far, he has visited as many as 18 states. Main aim of the visit is to unite farmers of the country and ensure their presence in protest in New Delhi.

After participating in farmers’ rally in Satna, Anna Hazare reached the city and said this will be a decisive fight for farmers’ rights. He said the Government has done nothing on implementation of Farmers’ Pension Bill, which is still lying pending. Talking about declarations made in the current budget, he said it is like appeasing farmers by tall claims. He said the Government has no answer about the ways to provide relief to farmers. The Government says that it will discuss with the Planning Commission.

Hazare said the Union Government should have made preparations before declaring relief in the budget. Commenting on the aggressive stance of China, he said India has enough power to teach them a befitting lesson. Hazare once again attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his Government is heading towards dictatorship. Nowadays bills are passed without discussion in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha which is dangerous to democracy, he said.

Over construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Anna said he searches Ram in poor as serving poor is like worshipping God. Hazare said he will start protest from March 23 onwards to demand for doubling income of farmers and pension of Rs 5,000. He said he is receiving tremendous response from farmers across the nation.