Mysore/Mysore: Strongly condemning the Prime Minister’s inaction Basavaraj Bommai On his promise made to the farmers when they besieged his residence in Bengaluru few months ago, the KRRS (Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha) will organize a massive rally of farmers in Mandya on September 19.
Announcing this at a press conference at Patrakarthara Bhavan here yesterday, KRRS Chairman Badagalapura Nagendra said the rally will pass several resolutions against the government, for its failure to address farmers’ issues, despite numerous representations, protests, demonstrations and rallies.
Listing the demands of the farmers, Nagendra said the demands include fixing the problems of the sugar cane growers, a general ban on mining activities within 20 km of the KRS dam, dropping set count plans IP, the removal of the GST on packaged agricultural products. , payment of scientific compensation to farmers who lost crops in recent floods and other natural calamities, waiver of agricultural loan, issuance of tillage rights to farmers in Bagar Hukum, etc.
Questioning the government’s decision to celebrate Dasara in a grand way at a time of heavy rains, he urged the government to keep the Dasara simple and use the money for relief and rehabilitation works.
Setting a one-week deadline for the government to respond to farmers’ demands, Nagendra warned that roads leading to Mysuru town in all four directions will be blocked on Vijayadashami day (October 5) if their demands are not met d here there. Farmers will bring their cattle and bullock carts in hordes to block highway roads, he added.
KRRS board members Hoskote Basavaraj, Prasanna N. Gowda, P. Marankaiah and Bandahalli Mahesh were present at the press conference.