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AAP to launch nationwide movement to highlight farmers' plight, demand loan waivers

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party will launch a nationwide movement is support of farmers grappling with an "agrarian crisis" and the killing of cultivators in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

File image of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. AFP

The AAP will organise 'Kisan Nyay Sammelan' and signature campaigns in all states, AAP Punjab co-president Aman Arora said here.

Citing reports and surveys, he said farmer suicides in the country are on the rise and their income has reduced.

The BJP government at the Centre reneged on its promise to implement the Swaminathan Commission report, he alleged and demanded that farmers' loans should be waived in all states.

On 6 June, Madhya Pradesh police opened fire on farmers protesting in Mandsaur, killing six of them. This sparked protests in neighbouring districts including Neemuch, Dewas, Bhopal, Indore, Shajapur and Ratlam.

Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 15:55 PM

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