The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Tuesday announced its plan to lay an indefinite siege to the Assembly from February 22 during the ongoing budget session and has sent the first batch of farmers from Jhunjhunu to Jaipur. The group, led by former deputy zila pramukh Vidyadhar Gill, will march on foot to reach the State capital and join the protest.
AIKS president and former CPI(M) MLA Amra Ram said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje had misled the farmers by announcing a one-time crop loan waiver in her budget speech on Monday. “This is a dishonest announcement. It has not only ignored our demand for blanket loan waiver, but will also exclude the majority of farmers from its purview,” he said.