The BJPs Kisan Morcha will begin nationwide stir to protest against increasing price of fertilisers and failure of the Centre to grant adequate relief for drought-hit farmers. Addressing a press conference on Saturday,national president of Kisan Morcha Om Prakash Dhankar said agitations will be held at all district head quarters till August 8. A memorandum will also be submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding changes in fertiliser policy and expediting relief. While farmers will take to the street,BJP Parliamentarians will fight the battle in the Parliament, said Dhankar.
He added that on on August 20 farmers from all over the country will get together at Jantar-Mantar in Delhi and sit on a dharna.
Dhankar demanded that farmers be given direct subsidy and for bank accounts to be opened for all the farmers so that the subsidy can be directly deposited in their accounts. Till the time framework for this is not readied,farmers should be given fertilizers through the Control and Indicative Price Policy April 2010, he added.