In a boost to the RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), several farmer outfits today announced their support to its mega rally against the country's economic policies and imports of cheaper Chinese goods.
The October 29 rally in Delhi is part of the SJM's 'Rashtriya Swadeshi Suraksha Abhiyan', launched earlier this year to make people aware of China's "nefarious designs".
"All major farmer and trader bodies have extended their support to our campaign for promotion of swadeshi (indigenous) goods and boycott Chinese products," SJM's publicity in-charge Deepak Sharma told a press conference here.
He said that the rally is also being organised to protest against the economic policies being pursued in the country.
Leaders of farmers bodies such as Bhartiya Kisan Union, Bhartiya Krishak Samaj and Kisan Mahapanchayat, who were present in the conference, announced their support to the rally.
Traders' body Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal has also extended its support to the rally.
SJM convener Ashwani Mahajan said that the campaign has the support of several people from different walks of life including yoga guru Ramdev, governors, parliamentarians, and industrialists.
A large number of important people from different walks of life will attend the rally, Mahajan added.
Expressing concern over unhindered import of Chinese goods which are causing huge damage to the Indian economy, he said small-scale units are shutting down and job opportunities are shrinking due to cheaper imports from China.
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