Anna Hazare warns Centre of fast over agri-related demands

The anti-corruption activist’s demands also include granting autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices.

Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday wrote to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar warning “resumption of a hunger strike” against the Centre’s “failure” to fulfil his demands including the implementation of the recommendations made by M S Swaminathan Commission.

Mr. Hazare’s other demand include granting autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).

The anti-graft activist had sat on fast in his Ralegaon Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra in February, 2019.

He called off the fast on February 5, 2019 after receiving a written assurance from then Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh that the Centre would form a high- powered committee to discuss the suggestions made by the Swaminathan Commission and other agriculture-related demands.

In his letter to Mr. Tomar, copies of which were shared with reporters, Mr. Hazare has enclosed the letter of Radha Mohan Singh assuring that the high-powered committee will prepare its report and submit it by October 30, 2019.

“The Centre had assured that it would take appropriate action on the demands on the basis of the committee’s report.

“Since nothing has been done till date to that effect, I am thinking of resuming the hunger strike which was called off on February 5, 2019,” Mr. Hazare wrote in his letter to Mr. Tomar.

The octogenarian said the Centre would be soon apprised of the date and venue of the fast.

Mr. Hazare observed a fast on December 8 in support of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer organisations demanding a repeal of the Centre’s three agri-laws.

He had warned of an agitation if the government fails to grant autonomy to the CACP and implement recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.

Dashboard

A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.

Briefing

We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

Support Quality Journalism.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper, crossword and print.

Disclaimer: This post has not been edited by our staff and is published from a syndicated feed. The Original Source of this post can be found at Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Private Sector Has To Be Key Driver Of Growth: Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog

<!-- -->Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman of Niti AayogVice-chairman of Niti Aayog Rajiv Kumar on Thursday said that the private sector...

Centre, States failed to prepare for predictable second wave, says International...

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Thursday called on the Centre and the State governments to comply with court orders regarding oxygen supply,...

‘Our kids are scared too’: Kareena Kapoor reveals how she explained...

Kareena Kapoor Khan has urged everyone to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in the most innovative, yet simplest way possible. Sharing how she’s explained...

Impose two-week lockdown: KGMOA

With Kerala witnessing a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, the Kerala Government Medical Officers Association (KGMOA) on Thursday urged the LDF government to...

Coronavirus | Health Ministry releases revised guidelines for home isolation of...

“Do not attempt to procure or administer Remdesivir at home," the Home Ministry's revised guidelines for home isolation of mild/asymptomatic COVID-19 cases said The Health...

More Articles