The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) will launch ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation on August 9 across the country to press for their 12-point charter of demands.
This was announced by CITU Assam wing general secretary Tapan Sarma on Monday.
Talking to Northeast Now, Sarma said, “The Centre does not bother about the problems of the farmers and labourers of the country. It is a government of capitalists and has always been working for the interest of the capitalists and treated the farmers and labourers as slaves.”
Sarma urged the government to implement the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission (a national commission on farmers) for the welfare of the farmers and labourers.
Bringing allegations against the Centre, the CITU state general secretary also said, “There are two governments at the Centre. One is what we all know and the other is being run by Narendra Modi.”
Meanwhile, Sarma also informed that the CITU and AIKS would jointly stage a protest in Delhi on September 5 against the BJP-led government’s ‘betrayal’ to the farmers and labourers.
He claimed that around 3,000 farmers and labourers would join the protest programme from Assam on September 5.