Bengaluru, Oct 6 : As part of its farmer outreach programme, Karnataka Congress Pradesh Committee (KPCC) on Tuesday decided to organise farmers conference on October 10 in Mandya and will launch a statewide signature campaign also to highlight the plight of farmers and workers in the state.
Speaking to reporters here, KPCC president D. K. Shivakumar said that the party is organising such a programme as per the AICC directions. “We are asked to organise a state level farmers conference (Kisan Sabha) in which six prominent state farmers’ leaders will participate and they would guide the party to chalk out strategies to fight for the cause of farmers and workers,” he explained.
According to him, although there are several farmer leaders in the state, they should not feel bad for not been invited as there is a space constraint in Ambedkar Bhavan, in Mandya district.
“All farmers’ leaders are friends and this is not a Congress party programme but a programme to highlight their problems and issues faced by them due to adopted new laws by the union government recently,” he explained.
He further added that though this meeting was scheduled in Davangere district but now the party has dropped it after the Election Commission of India’s model code of conduct has come into force in that state, therefore, at the last minute, the party decided to organise in Mandya district.
The KPCC president said that the party would also be part of a signature campaign launched by the AICC to collect more than two crore signatures across the country. “We aim to collect maximum number of signatures in this campaign from the state as this memorandum will be submitted to the President demanding repeal of these laws,” he added.