Farmers to stage protest in Delhi on November 8

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand will stage a demonstration in front of the Parliament on Nov eight to protest against the alleged discriminatory policies of the Centre and state government against the peasantry.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2010, 16:21 PM IST

Chandigarh: Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and
Uttarakhand will stage a demonstration in front of the
Parliament on November eight to protest against the alleged
discriminatory policies of the Centre and state government
against the peasantry, a farmer leader said on Sunday.

"It is unfortunate that the sixth pay commission report
submitted to the UPA government was implemented immediately
whereas the Swaminathan report submitted three years back was
not taken into consideration... it is discrimination against
the peasantry," BKU (Lakhowal) chairman Ajmer Singh said.

"Our protest will go outside the Parliament when USA
president Barack Obama will be delivering his address inside,"
he stressed.

He asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take into
confidence the farmers before signing any agreement with
Obama.

"USA is giving subsidies to farmers whereas here in India
the government is considering to withdraw these," Singh
claimed and added that the Swaminathan report must be
implemented with immediate effect so that the farmers could
get remunerative prices of their produce.

PTI