Farmers, Workers Rally In Delhi Demanding Loan Waivers, Minimum Wage
Thousands of farmers and workers took out a protest march in New Delhi demanding remunerative prices for farm produce as per the Swaminathan Committee recommendations, loan waiver and a minimum wage of not less than Rs 18,000 a month.
Organised by Left-wing farmers’ and workers’ outfits, the Mazdoor Kishan Sangharsh Rally, began from the Ramlila Maidan and culminated at the Parliament Street.
Carrying red flags and shouting slogans against the policies of the Central government, the participants, who came from across the country, also assailed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s alleged communal and divisive agenda.
Leaders of trade unions and farmers’ organisations addressed the rally at the Parliament Street.