Kolkata, Dec 04 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her solidarity with all farmers protesting against farm bills.
Taking to her Twitter handle, Ms Banerjee said, ” 14 years ago on 4 Dec 2006, I began my 26-day hunger strike in Kolkata demanding that agricultural land cannot be forcefully acquired. “
” I express my solidarity with all farmers who are protesting against draconian farm bills passed without consultation by Centre #StandWithFarmers, ” she added.
Yesterday, Ms Banerjee expressed her concern about the farmers, their lives and livelihood.
Ms Banerjee said, ” I am very much concerned about the farmers, their lives and livelihood. GOI must withdraw the anti-farmer bills.”
” If they do not do so immediately we will agitate throughout the state and the country. From the very start, we have been strongly opposing these anti-farmer bills, ” she stated.
” We have called a meeting of the All India Trinamool Congress on Friday, December 4. We will discuss how the Essential Commodities Act is impacting common people and resulting in skyrocketing prices, ” Ms Banerjee said.
” The central government must withdraw this anti-people law, ” she added.
” The GOI is selling everything. You cannot sell Railways, Air India, Coal, BSNL, BHEL, banks, defence, etc. Withdraw ill-conceived disinvestment & privatization policy, ” the Chief Minister stated.
” We must not allow treasures of our nation to be transformed into BJP party’s assets, ” she said.