Convener of the RKM Sangathan Announces the Organization’s Withdrawal from Farmers’ Protest
Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan on Wednesday has announced its withdrawal from the farmers’ agitation against the central government’s newly implemented farm laws.
VM Singh, the convener of RKMS, during his address to a press conference that took place at the Ghazipur border on Wednesday, declared that the organization cannot keep up the protest, matching steps with the people with different directions. The decision was taken by the organization a day after the violence during the farmers’ tractor march in Delhi.
Singh, in his media address, stated – “We can’t carry forward a protest with someone whose direction is not with the issue. I wish them the best but VM Singh and Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan are withdrawing from this protest right away. This is the decision of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and not of the AIKSCC (All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee). This is the decision of VM Singh, Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and all office bearers”.
He alleged Rakesh Tikait, the leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union, of not raising the issues that the Uttar Pradesh farmers are having to confront in front of the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the multiple talks that were held between the farmer leaders and the union ministers.
“Rakesh Tikait went for five to six meetings. Did he raise the issues of UP farmers even once? We did not come here (Delhi borders) to defame ourselves and our country or make martyrs of ourselves. We came here to fight for a guarantee for MSP”, Singh asserted.