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Farmers urge govt to fulfil commitments as they descend at Ramlila Maidan

Later in the day a 15-member delegation of SKM also met agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in the capital and submitted their charter of demands

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Farmers under the banner of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) during 'Kisan Mahapanchayat', at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi | PTI photo

Agencies New Delhi
Just five kilometres away from Parliament, thousands of farmers wearing turbans of different colours and styles gathered at the iconic Ramlila Maidan here on Monday demanding that the government fulfil the "written commitments" it made to them in December 2021.

The farmers have converged under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a grouping of farmer unions, that led around a one year-long agitation at Delhi borders and forced the government to withdraw the farm laws.

The farmers' demands include a legal guarantee on the minimum support price (MSP), withdrawal of cases registered against farmers, compensation to families of farmers who

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First Published: Mar 20 2023 | 7:42 PM IST

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