Rashtriya Kisan Morcha (RKM) and Rashtriya Voter Jagriti Manch (RVJM) on Monday burnt the effigy of Dhamtari MLA as a mark of protest against anti-farmer law of the Centre.
The farmers formed a human chain at Ghadi Chowk to demand the withdrawal of the three agricultural laws and later reached the SDM office to submit a memorandum, addressing the President of India. A delegation reached the residence of the local MLA to discuss the agricultural law. The delegation members were allegedly made to wait for hours at the gate of MLA’s residence which irked them . The delegation and farmers returned back shouting slogans but on the contrary Dhamtari MLA Ranjana showing his double character, having photographed ‘aarti thali’ in hand, got the false news published in various newspapers that she kept waiting for the farmers with Chhattisgarhi dishes and the farmers did not reach.
Angry with the incident, Rashtriya Kisan Morcha and Rashtriya Voter Jagriti Manch burnt the effigy of the Dhamtari MLA. Advocate Shatruhan Sahu, District President of Rashtriya Voter Jagriti Manch, Sanjay Chandrakar, President of Rashtriya Kisan Morcha, Tikeswar Sahu led from the front.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Kisan Mazdoor Mahasangh observed a fast at Raipur’s Budha Talab in the context of the farmers’ movement in Delhi. Farmer leaders Rupan Chandrakar, Virendra Pandey, Sanket Thakur, Lakshmi Narayan Chandrakar and others participated. Swabhiman Party’s National General Secretary and Advocate Satish Kumar Tripathi and several other party activists reached the protest site and supported the agitators. Tripathi, in his address in the dharna, said that the demand of farmers is absolutely valid and the central government should repeal the three laws while accepting the demand of farmers. While expressing his views, Swabhiman Party’s Thanendra Sahu said that capitalist system will prove to be exploitative system in India. Therefore, the legitimate demands of the farmers should be supported. A large number of people attended in support of the demands of the farmers. Swabhiman Party’s Thanendra Sahu, Santosh Vishwakarma, Devendra Sahu, Omkar Tamarkar, Ramcharan Sahu, Chandan Sahu were present.