Left parties to Support Farmers Protest, intend to Road blockade in Jharkhand

JHARKHAND: Left parties and its related groups have announced the state-wide road blockades on December 10 in solidarity with protesting farmers. who are demanding to repeal the new farm laws enacted by the Modi government this year.

They have also plan to hold the candlelight processions across district and block levels. Days earlier, on December 5, they will hold block-level demonstrations.

A decision to this effect was taken at a joint meeting, held between representatives of CPI, CPM, CPI (M-L), Marxists Coordination Committee (MCC) on Wednesday, CPM state secretary Prakash Viplav said in a statement on Thursday.

“In solidarity with lakhs of protesting farmers, we have also decided to hold chakka-jam on December 10. However, throughout this week, different groups will be staging demonstrations and marches across the state in the run-up to the state-wide chakka-jam,” he said.

CPI state secretary B.P. Mehta said that the way farmers were beaten up during the protest showed how nervous the Union government was. “We condemn such attacks on farmers,” he said.

The state’s ruling coalition government, headed by Hemant Soren, has already expressed his views on the legislations by calling them black laws. Reacting to the ongoing protests by farmers in Delhi, Hemant told reporters that he felt sorry for annadatas. “Those who feed the country and are considered as the main drivers of the nation’s economy are today forced to fend for their rights on streets. In the current regime at the Centre, farmers, marginalised, labourers and the likes are constantly under threat,” he said.