Hundreds of peasants from the States neighbouring Delhi marched to Parliament on 18th February demanding remunerative prices for their produce, settlement of arrears of Sugarcane Farmers, against dilution of APMC Act and other related matters. A delegation including Basudeb Acharia, Saidul Haque, Hannan Mollah, Amra Ram and others submitted a detailed Memorandum to the Agriculture Minister (copy attached) after the March.
The Parliament March was addressed by Hannan Mollah, General Secretary, AIKS, Amra Ram, President AIKS, K.Varadharajan, Vice-President, AIKS, S.Ramachandran Pillai, Vice President, AIKS, D.P.Singh, President U.P. Kisan Sabha, Harpal Singh, Secretary, Haryana Kisan Sabha, Sukhwinder Singh Sekhon, Secretary, Punjab Kisan Sabha, Dulichand, Secretary, Rajasthan Kisan Sabha and Jaswinder Singh, President, M.P. Kisan Sabha. Vijoo Krishnan, AIKS Joint Secretary made the introductory remarks and welcomed the gathering. P.Krishnaprasad, AIKS Finance Secretary made the concluding remarks.
Basudeb Acharia, Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture and leader of CPI(M), Lok Sabha, C.P.Narayanan, M.P, K.N.Balagopal. M.P, CPI(M), Rajya Sabha, addressed the Parliament March. Khagen Das, M.P, Ramchandra Dome and Saidul Haque, M.P, CPI(M) Lok Sabha also joined in solidarity.