CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said that their agitation across the country would continue and accused the Narendra Modi government of betraying farmers and fulfilling their demands despite “signing letters of promises”.
About 50,000 farmers from 23 districts are expected to participate in a long march that starts from Nashik on Wednesday. It will culminate in Mumbai on February 27.
“Modi’s and BJP state governments are busy with just Jumlas. They betrayed the Annadaata, despite giving signed letters and making promises. But our Kisans won’t give up. The March to Mumbai resumes,” Yechury wrote on Twitter.
The farmers have been demanding farm loan waiver, minimum support price, irrigation facilities and pension. Last year, nearly 30,000 farmers had taken out a march from Nashik to Mumbai.