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Tractor rally in city to oppose farm laws

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The Times Of India
14th January, 2021 04:28 IST

Jaipur: A tractor rally organised by Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), which started from Bhim in Rajsamand in support of the farmers’ agitation, travelled through Jaipur district’s Bagru, Muhana and Surajpole mandis on Wednesday to create awareness among farmers and general public about the “adverse effects” of Centre’s three farm laws through puppet shows, street shows and meetings.

They will reach Shahjahanpur border - farmers’ agitation site – on January 15 via Kukas, Kotputli, Shahpura and Paota. Booklets and pamphlets were distributed to people to educate them about the laws as they passed through the mandis and eventually reached Albert Hall, where a meeting was held.

During a meeting at Lal Kothi Mandi, Mukesh Goswami of MKSS said, “It is very important for us to understand the farm laws. Now, even the private companies will be able to store unlimited amounts of vegetables, grains, pulses and oilseeds. They will buy, hoard and sell at very expensive prices. The farmers’ produce will be sold at a cheap price and later the big traders will sell it at a high price.”

Founder member of MKSS Shankar Singh said, “The country will survive only if the farmers survive. With private companies coming in the scene, inflation is rising and it will further go up.”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended implementation of the three farm laws and set up a committee to examine the legislations to see which aspects require a re-look. Meanwhile, Kisan Mahapanchayat leader Ram Pal Jat said, “We are studying the Supreme Court’s order. We will take a decision in the right direction after proper examination.” At Alwar’s Shahjahanpur border, Lohri was celebrated on Wednesday by burning copies of three farm laws.

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