Thousands of laborers and farmers from Himachal Pradesh took part in a rally held at Ramlila Maidan Delhi

CITU State President Vijender Mehra, General Secretary Prem Gautam, Himachal Kisan Sabha President Kuldeep Singh Tanwar, and Secretary Hotam Saunkhala said that lakhs of laborers, farmers, and farm laborers from all over the country participated in the Delhi rally. Thousands of laborers and farmers from Himachal Pradesh also participated in it. He said that since 2014, due to the neoliberal and pro-capitalist policies of the BJP-led Modi government at the Center, the crisis of unemployment, poverty, inequality, and livelihood is increasing. The spending capacity of the people to meet their needs is decreasing. Poverty and hunger are increasing due to unemployment and inflation. India has slipped to 107th position out of 121 countries in the category of countries suffering from hunger. These figures have exposed the Modi government’s so-called development propaganda in the country.

In the rally, the laborers and farmers reiterated the basic demands of the toiling masses of the country. He called for raising the minimum wage to Rs 26,000 per month, ensuring a pension of Rs 10,000 to all workers, a legal guarantee of MSP at C2+50 percent for all agricultural produce with guaranteed purchase, four labor codes, and the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020. Raised prominently the demands for abolition, providing 200 working days at a wage of Rs 600 per day under MGNREGA with expansion to urban areas, a one-time loan waiver to poor and medium farmers, and agricultural laborers. He demanded to stop the privatization of PSUs, abolish NMP, abolish Agneepath, stop price rise and inflation, strengthen and universalize PDS, Rs 10,000 pension for all workers, and tax on the rich.

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