In a joint statement, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India
(Marxist-Leninist), the Revolutionary Socialist Party and All India Forward
Bloc express their support and solidarity to the struggle of farmers and demand the immediate repealing of Agri laws by the Modi government:
Repeal Agri Laws
Support Farmers Struggle
The Left parties demand that the central
government must stop being obstinate and immediately convey to the
farmers unions that these agri laws will be repealed in the forthcoming
budget session of parliament that is meeting this week. Already the
government has conveyed its willingness to suspend these laws for
eighteen months. Acts that are legislated by parliament, signed by the
President of India and notified by the Gazette are law of the land. They
cannot be suspended. Unless they are repealed, they are enforceable.
Hence, the government must be reasonable, repeal these laws, hold
discussions regarding agrarian reforms with the farmers and other
stakeholders including state governments and then bring proposals before
parliament, if any, for their consideration and due deliberations.
The Left parties hail the determination,
unity and grit being displayed by lakhs of farmers who are protesting
on the borders of Delhi, in the severe cold wave and lakhs more who are
protesting in solidarity all across the country in a peaceful manner.
Over a hundred farmers have been martyred in this struggle so far. The
protest movements are gaining in strength, day by day. We hail their
patriotic resolve to hold a 'tractor parade' on the Republic Day, in
defence of our Secular, Democratic Constitution and the repeal of these
The Left parties reiterate their support and solidarity to this historic struggle of our annadatas.
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist),
D Raja, General Secretary, Communist Party of India,
Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)- Liberation,
Debabrata Biswas, General Secretary, All India Forward Bloc,
Manoj Bhattacharya, General Secretary, Revolutionary Socialist Party.