Anna Hazare

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare has said that he will launch an agitation in New Delhi in January on issues concerning farmers.

Hazare in a letter written to Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Monday that he has decided to again launch protest in Delhi from next month.

On December 15, Hazare wrote to minister Tomar and warned of resuming hunger strike if the Centre does not fulfill his demands including the implementation of the recommendations made by MS Swaminathan Commission.

Hazare said if the government implements the recommendations made by the MS Swaminathan Commission, only then will the suicide cases of farmers can be stopped.

Vegetables, fruit, milk’s Minimum Support Price (MSP) should also determined, he demanded.

However, the release did not provide the date of launch of the agitation.

Farmers have been protesting along borders of Delhi for over a month against the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

They have been demanding the repeal of these three farm laws.

The agriculture sector reform laws have been projected by the Central government a move that would remove middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.

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