AGRA: Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), a forum representing at least 40 farmers’ unions, will hold five back-to-back mahapanchayats in poll-bound West Bengal, starting with Kolkata to highlight the “pro-corporate agenda” of the central government. The rallies will be held in coordination with West Bengal Kisan Coordination Committee in Kolkata, Nandigram, Singur and Asansol. Two rallies will be held in Kolkata on March 12 and 13.
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait and outfit’s general secretary Yudhvir Singh will lead the mahapanchayat in Kolkata on March13. SKM leaders Balbir Singh Rajewal, Gurnam Singh Chaduni, Darshan Pal, Manjit Singh, Himanshu Tiwari, Avik Saha and Yogendra Yadav will also take part in the mahapanchayats. Yudhvir Singh told TOI, “Farmers in West Bengal are also facing several problems. Their issues should find a way in the manifestos of parties.”