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Farmers, workers to hold rally against Centre on Sep 5 in Delhi: AIKS


Press Trust of India New Delhi
For the first time since Independence, lakhs of farmers and workers would hold a rally in Delhi in September against the "anti-people" policies of the NDA government at the Centre, the All India Kisan Sabha said today.
The farmers' organisation said farmers, workers and their families would join the rally, where the future course of their struggle would be declared. The rally would give a call to build the Left and democratic political alternatives at all-India level based on alternative policies for people's development.
"As part of the ongoing struggle against the neo-liberal policies and misrule of the Modi government, a huge rally of 5 lakh people will be organised on September 5 in Delhi," AIKS general-secretary Hannan Mollah told reporters in New Delhi.
"This will be the first worker-peasant rally since the independence of India and the largest rally of the Left democratic forces attended by CITU, AIKS and AIAWU," he said, referring to the Left associated trade and farmers' unions.
At the rally, the AIKS leaders would address the issues of all sections - students, youth, women, adivasis, Dalits and Muslims - for which the organisation has started its campaign across the country, he said.
The organisation has also given a call for a "jail bharo" agitation on August 9, the day the 'Quit India Movement' was launched in 1942, across the country. It has planned to collect 10 crore signatures to submit to the prime minister.
AIKS said it has decided to give a call to collect Rs 5 crore for 'Peasant Struggle Fund'.

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First Published: Jun 29 2018 | 6:00 PM IST

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