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NEW DELHI: Farmers protesting against three central agriculture laws are planning to intensify the seven-month-long agitation during the monsoon session of Parliament.
The Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organization of farmers’ unions, announced on Sunday that a group of 200 farmers would protest outside parliament during the upcoming monsoon session. The session will be held from 19 July to 13 August.
The farmers said that on July 1, two days before the start of the parliamentary session, they would hand over a “warning letter” to members of the opposition and ask them to oppose the law.
“We will also ask the opposition MPs to protest outside the meeting every day on July 1 and sit outside in protest. We will tell them not to leave the session and make any profit from the Center. The session will continue till the government resolves the issue,” said Gurnam. Singh Charuni says.
Opposition MPs were vocal against the three laws that the government introduced last year. They even walked out after the laws were cleared in Parliament.
In detail about the protest, Charuni said that five protesters from each farm union would be taken to join the movement.
“The protest will continue until our demands are met outside parliament,” he said.
SKM also called for a nationwide protest on July 8 against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders.
It tells people to get out and park vehicles on state and national highways from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Thousands of farmers protesting against the farm law marched in the national capital in November last year to intensify their movement. Farmers have since been stationed at several border points in Delhi, refusing to leave until the government repeals the law.
Farmers fear that the laws will end the minimum support price system – the central purchasing system that guarantees guaranteed prices for certain crops.
The government has repeatedly tried to allay farmers’ concerns by saying that MSP-based procurement will continue.
(With PTI input)

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