New Delhi: The agitating farmers urged the Centre on Wednesday to convene a special session of Parliament and repeal the three farm laws, besides threatening to hold a nationwide protest on December 5.
Darshan Pal, the president of the Krantikari Kisan Union (KKU) while addressing a press conference at the Delhi-Haryana border said, “We will celebrate December 3, when the Bhopal gas tragedy took place several decades ago, as anti-corporate day. On December 5, we will protest against the Modi government and the corporate houses and burn their effigies.”
It will be a nationwide protest where the farmers are expected to burn the effigies.
Pal said that artistes and sportspersons have given a call to return the awards they have received from the government.
“We thank the people who have announced to return their awards to the government and we are hopeful that those who have got national awards will also return them as a mark of solidarity with the farmers’ movement,” KKU chief was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
He added that the farmer leaders will give a written 7-10 page recommendation on why they want the farm laws to be repealed.
“We demand the government to call a special session of the Parliament to repeal the three farm laws,” Pal said.
A fuming Pal said that during Tuesday’s meeting that it seemed that the government tried to divide and mislead them on the three farm laws.
Pratibha Shinde of Lok Sangharsh Morcha at a separate press conference said that they shall burn effigies in every district of Maharashtra on December 3.
“We shall burn the effigies of government and corporates in Maharashtra on December 3 and in Gujarat on December 5,” she said.