CPI(M) organises 'Farmers parades' in Kerala

·1-min read

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 26 (PTI): The ruling CPI(M) in Kerala on Tuesday organised 'farmers parades' in several places in the state, expressing solidarity with royts agitating in Delhi demanding repeal of the contentious central agriculture laws.

The parades were held at places, including panchayatsand municipalities, in support of the farmers' tractor rally in the national capital on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, protesting the death of a farmer in Delhi during the protests onTuesday, Youth Congress activists took out a march to the Raj Bhavan here, but were detained and removed, police said.

Addressing a rally here, CPI(M) state secretary A Vijayaraghavan alleged the three new agri laws were anti- farmer and would only help the corporates.

The farmers have been agitating since the past two months in Delhi and the Narendra Modi government at the Centre was under the impression that they can silence them and end their agitation. The farmers cannot be silenced, he added.

At least 140 farmers have lost their lives during the agitation,he claimed.

'Did the Prime minister meet the farmers?. The government should go to the place where they are agitating and hold talks with them', he said.

Youth Congress president Shafi Parambil and other activists took out a cycle rally in Palakkad in support of the farmers' agitation in Delhi.PTI UD VS VS