Largest peaceful and historic movement since independence: Vijoo Krishnan.
Vijoo Krishnan, AIKS National Assistant Secretary, said that the struggle of the peasantry in delhi demanding the repeal of the new agricultural laws was the largest peaceful and historic movement since independence. The movement says 500 people have died so far. However, the peasantry did not back down anywhere. He said the struggle would not stop until the Narendra Modi government at the Center repeals those laws.
An online state assembly was held on Wednesday under the auspices of the CITU, AIKS, and AIAWU Telangana state committees in the wake of the nationwide call for “Save Agriculture-Save Democracy” on June 26 to protest the anti-people policies of the central BJP government. CITU State Secretary S Rama, Farmers Union State President P Jangareddy, and Agricultural Labor Union President Burri Prasad presided over the function.
Vijoo Krishnan was the keynote speaker at the event. He called on the people to take part in the nationwide protests on June 26. Indira Gandhi (June 26, 1975) declared that the 46th anniversary of the imposition of emergency in the country would be completed by June 26, seven months after the start of the peasant movement in delhi, and on the same day Swami Sahajanand Saraswati Vardhanthi, the first national president of AIKS, was also present. He criticized the central government for being too tyrannical towards workers and farmers in making pro-corporate decisions. He said that agrarian concerns were continuing across the country and the central government was campaigning to downplay it. He called on the people to take part in the nationwide agitation on the 26th.
AIAWU National General Secretary B Venkat said the Narendra Modi government at the Center was trying to tie agriculture to corporations and had introduced new agricultural laws as part of it. He also questioned whether Chief Minister KCR had announced that he would sell 1,000 acres per district in Telangana as well. The state is determined to curb land sales. He said it was cruel for governments to propagate that it was the people’s right to take the covid control vaccine and that it was being given for free. He called on the people to take part in the struggle for the preservation of democracy. CITU Telangana state general secretary P Saibabu said the Narendra Modi government was dealing with an undeclared emergency similar to the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi if it was to protect the rights of working people. He clarified that treason cases were being filed against the interrogators and that protecting agriculture was the main responsibility of the rulers. He criticized the rulers for abandoning it and playing into the hands of corporations and conspiring to grab farmers’ lands.
Raising imports in the name of international trade has not given farmers a minimum support price. He said that the current struggle was not limited to the peasantry but a public struggle. Farmers’ Union state general secretary T Sagar said he was concerned that the rulers were flouting the food security law and that the white ration cards of the poor would be lost. He explained that the current struggle is not only about the peasantry and its allies, but also about the food security of the people.
He appealed to all political parties to become direct participants in the nationwide agitation on the 26th. Telangana Agricultural Workers Union general secretary R Venkatramulu said the farmer demanded a support price for the crop. He said that the employment law was being violated and the employment workers were being divided along caste lines.