Farmer’s association calls a two-day ‘Gramin Bharat bandh’ similar to a general strike on January 8 and 9, against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s non-committal position on farmers’ debt issues and rural distress the country has been facing in the last four and half years of the BJP rule.
The landlessness issue is another major problem, and the Dalits have borne the worst of the Modi government’s policies. The farmers association’s strike has been supported by the Bhumi Adhikar Sabha, an organization demanding land for poor farmers.
On January 8 and 9, several trade unions have also called for ‘general strike’ to protest the Modi government’s pro-corporate policies. In urban areas, trade unions will go for general strike and farmers across the country will observe Gramin Bharat bandh on January 8 and 9 next year.