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TMC MPs visit Singhu, Mamata speaks with protesting farmers over phone

“Many farmers in small groups had an interaction on the telephone with Mamata Banerjee who assured them of full solidarity with their movement. Some farmers also requested her to visit the dharna site,” a spokesperson said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | December 24, 2020 4:49:37 am
Farmer unions agree to return to table: Next round of talks TuesdayThe farmers are right to make the maximalist demand that the laws be repealed.

A five-member TMC MPs’ delegation met farmers at the Singhu border on Wednesday, expressing their solidarity with them against the Centre’s three farm bills. The farmers also spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the phone asking for her ‘continued support’.

A TMC spokesperson said that on Chief Minister’s direction, a five-member delegation of MPs that included Derek O Brien, Satabdi Roy, Prasun Banerjee, Pratima Mondal and Mohhamad Nadimul Haque met farmers, who are on relay hunger strike at the Singhu border.

“Many farmers in small groups had an interaction on the telephone with Mamata Banerjee who assured them of full solidarity with their movement. Some farmers also requested her to visit the dharna site,” a spokesperson said.

The TMC said that they shared the farmers demand of repeal of the farm laws, and said it was unfortunate that farmers ,”who feed the entire country are being forced to go hungry.”

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