The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Repeal Farm Laws

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) hails the mammoth tractor parade organized by farmers’ unions on the Republic Day.  Over a lakh of tractors participated with many lakhs of farmers peacefully moving on the agreed routes for the parade.

In all states in the country, similar parades and other actions of solidarity took place in a big manner.  This struggle emphatically reiterated that these farm laws must be repealed and the MSP must be legislated as the legal right of all farmers in the country.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) extends its full solidarity and support to the Samyukta Kisan Morcha’s decision to continue the peaceful struggle till these retrograde farm laws are repealed.

The untoward incidents that occurred cannot detract the focus from the main demand.  These incidents, handiwork of agent provocators, some with links to the ruling party, have been denounced by the entire farmers’ movement.  At the same time, even on the agreed routes for the tractor parade, the police obstructed by resorting to lathicharges and teargasing at various places, provoking naturally an angry reaction.   Such police actions cannot be condoned.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M), once again, calls upon the Central government to immediately announce the repeal of these laws and move towards this end in the forthcoming budget session of the Parliament.