As per the directives of the All India Congress Committee, (AICC), the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) organised ‘Kisan Sammelan’ (State Level Farmers’ Meet) at Congress Bhawan here yesterday at 11 am.
The State Level ‘Kisan Sammelan’ (Farmers’ Meet) was organised to express resentment at the three farm bills passed by the BJP government at the Centre in both houses of the Parliament recently and also to express solidarity with the farmers community of the party, who are directly hit by the three legislations.
MPCC working president James S. Lyngdoh who chaired the session welcomed all the Congress office bearers, MLAs, MDCs, former MLAs, members of District Congress Committees (DCCs) and Block Congress Committee (BCCs) and frontal organisations for attending all the functions organised these days and making all out success.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. Mukul Sangma, Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya, observed “Agriculture in our way of life and it has become culture and tradition. Most of us are directly or indirectly connected to farming either were farmers or consumer”.
Dr. Sangma expressed his sadness over the fact that even in usual circumstance farmers are always hit by natural calamities. Apart from that, if the farmers are forced to opt out of farming then hunger and starvation would be common feature in the society.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Congress MLAs – George B. Lyngdoh and Ampareen Lyngdoh, JHADC MDC Andrew Shullai, KHADC MDCs – Lamphrang Blah and Ronnie V. Lyngdoh, West Khasi Hills DCC president Bormanding Nonglang, Nongpoh BCC president Plielad Tiewsoh, and Meghalaya Youth Congress president Richard M. Marak. Charles Marngar, MDC and Secretary, MPCC proposed the vote of thanks.