21 June, 2021

Same War, Different Weapons

RSS-affiliated BKS is fighting against farm laws separately

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey
Same War, Different Weapons

What BKS Wants

  • All procurement under MSP, whether in APMC (mandis) or outside
  • Setting up of agriculture tribunals for resolution of farmers’ disputes in their hometowns
  • Registration of ‘arhtiyas’ (agents/traders) on a government portal that can be accessed by all
  • Payments to farmers within stipulated time through bank guarantee
  • Prices of inputs should be controlled
  • When considering quality of produce, unexpected incidents like natural calamities have to be considered


The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) has chosen to stand alone. This Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated farmers’ union is seeking some amendments in the contentious farm laws brought by the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government. Yet, the organisation has refused to join farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders. BKS leaders claim it is for the benefit of peasants and...

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