The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the repression let loose by the Vasundhara Raje-led Government in Rajasthan against protesting kisans.
They were arrested while marching towards the state capital Jaipur. The kisan leaders were protesting against the reneging by the BJP government on the assurances that it had given after their struggle in September 2017 for loan waiver, remunerative prices etc.
Bulldozing even the minimum democratic right to protest, the Raje Government has once again revealed its authoritarian character by using the police against the kisan movement and arresting the leaders. This shows the desperation of a Government that is increasingly getting isolated from the people.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands the immediate release of all those arrested, withdrawal of false cases and acceptance of the legitimate demands of the Kisan Sabha.