Many farmer groups across India are coordinating for a joint agitation on September 25, 2020, with the support of labor unions all over India.
The nationwide protest of farmers is aimed at pressuring the government to revoke the controversial Farm Bills. According to the farmer organizations, the legislation would lead to weakening MSP (Minimum Support Price), which affects small scale farmers who are expected to enter the agriculture sector. Jai Kisan Andolan, All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha, All India Kisan Sabha, and Krantikari Kisan Union would support the bandh. Ten Central trade unions, including All India Trade Union Congress, National Trades Union Congress, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, Hind Mazdoor Sabha, All India United Trade Union Centre, and Trade Union Coordination Centre extended their support towards the bandh. Moreover, the Ferozepur Railway Division suspended the operation of special trains as farmers in Punjab began their three-day ‘rail roko’ protest on September 24, 2020.