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RJD Support’s Farmers’ Strike in the Country: Anu Chacko

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February 24, 2024

Rashtriya Janatha Dal (RJD) All India General Secretary and Central Parliamentary Board member Anu Chacko said that the party will give all support to the farmers’ strike which is spreading all over India.

Anu Chacko also demanded that the Prime Minister should call an urgent all-party meeting to discuss the issue as the central government’s crackdown on the farmers’ strike reminds us of the state of emergency. She said that the party is always with the demand of farmers and will continue with the support.

It was also a shame that Social media major X (formerly Twitter) admitting to taking down accounts and posts related to the ongoing farmers’ protests in India. The site has claimed it took down the pages after the Indian government sent them “executive orders”.

She criticised the BJP Government for the clampdown, accusing it of trying to silence dissenting voices in a democratic country. The farmers unions in India have been on strike since February 13, seeking floor pricing, which is also called minimum support price, for their crops.

When the protesters planned ‘Dilli Chalo’ march, the authorities have heavily barricaded the city borders with barbed wire and cement blocks to stop them. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh states, which are ruled by the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), have deployed a large number of police and paramilitary troops to stop the farmers from reaching Delhi.

Anu Chacko welcomed the arrival of various political parties and national leaders from various states including Kerala to RJD.