Mamata to write to CMs to support protesting farmers
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday prolonged support to the farmers protesting in opposition to the three Central farm Bills. She stated she would write to the Chief Ministers of the Opposition-ruled States to support the reason for farmers.
During the day, Ms. Banerjee met leaders of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha, together with Rakesh Tikait, on the State Secretariat. He congratulated her for her landslide victory within the Assembly polls. After defeating the BJP, Ms. Banerjee ought to now attempt for making West Bengal a mannequin State for farmers, farm leaders stated.
“We have been supporting the protesting farmers from the start. We also passed a resolution in the Assembly against the Bills,” Ms. Banerjee stated. Farm leaders requested her to go to Delhi after the COVID-19 scenario improves.
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The Chief Minister acknowledged that she would take the initiative in order that she might have a gathering with the Chief Ministers of the Opposition-ruled States on the difficulty. She requested why the Centre was not holding talks with the protesting farmers for the previous seven months.
Former Union Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Yashwant Sinha stated the Centre was attempting to hand over conventional agriculture to corporates. “If traditional agriculture is dismantled, India will cease to be India.”
The Chief Minister additionally took on the Centre on GST on COVID-19 vaccines. “Imposing GST on vaccines is like playing with the life and death of people,” she stated. Why vaccines weren’t routed via States, she requested.