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RSS-affiliate farmers' body to stage nationwide dharna against farm laws on September 8

The minimum support price (MSP) of crops should be decided on the basis of cost and a new law should be formulated, keeping in mind the concerns raised by the farmers to resolve the dispute arising out of the new farm laws, the BKS said

RSS-affiliate farmers body to stage nationwide dharna against farm laws on September 8
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Famers protesting against farm laws (file photo)

New Delhi

RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) has decided tohold a nationwide dharna on September 8 as the Centre has failed to act on its"ultimatum" on considering demands regarding three new farm laws andMSP by August 31.

The minimum support price (MSP) of crops should be decided on the basis of costand a new law should be formulated, keeping in mind the concerns raised by thefarmers to resolve the dispute arising out of the new farm laws, the BKS said.

"For these demands, a nationwide symbolic dharna will be organised onSeptember 8. The (Narendra) Modi government was given time till August 31 toact on the demands. As there are no positive indications from the government,we will be holding the dharna on September 8," BKS treasurer Yugal KishoreMishra told reporters here on Wednesday.

He said press conferences will be held on the day at all district headquartersto tell people about the plight of the farmers. "We will decide the futurecourse of action after September 8," he added. "Farmers do not get aremunerative price for their produce. The MSP is not remunerative," Mishrasaid.

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