Lens view: Farmers insist on MSP law at Kisan Mahapanchayat (Convention) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

In a special address to the Nation on 19th Nov 2021, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced the withdrawal of controversial three Farm Bills which was enacted in Parliament in September 2020

Lens view: Farmers insist on MSP law at Kisan Mahapanchayat (Convention) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait (Right) along with leaders of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM)- United Farmers Front, at Kisan Mahapanchayat (conclave) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Monday Nov. 22, 2021. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that, besides the repealing of the three agri laws, there are many issues of farmers that need to be resolved as a large number of them gathered in Lucknow for a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' to press their demands for a legal guarantee for MSP, among other things, at Kisan Mahapanchayat held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.

Farmers participating in Kisan Mahapanchayat at Lucknow on Monday Nov. 22, 2021.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), United Farmers Front, an umbrella body of farmers' unions demanded for a law guaranteeing MSP and the sacking of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, whose son is an accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Dr.Swaiman Singh, US-based cardiologist is single-handedly taking care of all the medical needs of the hundreds of farmers currently protesting against the three farm laws at the Delhi borders, addressing at Conclave in Lucknow on Monday. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt