A tug-of-war situation developed over the farm laws between two large groups of farmers when 29 representatives from 10 farmers’ organizations extended support to Union Government for the new farm laws and warned of resorting to protest if the new legislations are ever repealed. This was the second such group of farmers, which extended support to the new laws.
The delegation under the banner of All India Kisan Coordination Committee, which comprises of unions of different states, led by Bharatiya Kisaan Union’s Haryana state leader Guni Prakash submitted a “letter of support” to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. A copy of the letter was given to each district.
In the letter, the committee voiced strong support to the new farm laws, saying they have always believed that prosperity in the life of Indian farmers wouldn’t come without going into the world trade.
Prakash said they too will launch a protest if the laws are repealed and also asked the previous government hadn’t implemented Swaminathan Commission till 2014.
He also said the protest on Singhu border was hijacked by commies and violent people and it is no longer a farmers movement. The movement has been compromised, and the path to real freedom of farmers goes through the new legislation. Just like those protesting at the border of Delhi, they too have the right to protest, Prakash asserted.
All India Kisan Coordination Committee has farmer unions of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar in its fold. The first group of farmers from Haryana had given support to Union Government on December 7, 2020.