Farmers protest in front of MP Prathap Simha’s office in Mysuru

Lok Sabha member Simha assures to look into farmers' grievances

Mysuru, April 12:- The farmers on Tuesday (April 12) launched a series of protests across the State demanding fulfillment of various demands, including ensuring minimum support price (MSP) for all crops grown by farmers.

One such protest led by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) was held in Mysuru in front of the Mysuru-Kodagu BJP Member of Parliament Prathap Simha’s office on Mysuru-Hunsur Road. The farmers protested by piling grains in front of the Lok Sabha member’s office.
Simha who met the farmers’ leaders, assured them to look into the issue.
A protester said, “The historic protest by the farmers in New Delhi was recognised by the central government and a promise to write new law was promised to ensure a minimum price for farmers’ crops. But three months after the government’s assurance, there are no signs of fulfilling the promise. We have been fighting for a week under the leadership of the SKM to urge the government for a change in the laws.”
He said, “The central government has announced that MSP scheme prices will be charged for the purchase of goods from farmers and the same is not followed within the State. The central government is betraying the farming community. On the other hand, the state government is diverting the issues to ideas that are not related.”
Swaraj India founder and well-known political activist Yogendra Yadav, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha president Badagalapura Nagendra, noted writer Devanur Mahadeva, Hiremath of Social Transformation Community and Hosur Kumar, district president of Farmers Association; taluk president P Marankaiah, Kallahalli Kumar and others were present. (AM/KS)

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