Meanwhile, under the aegis of the Left peasant wings, farmers from across the country will join the general strike
called by central trade unions on January 8 and 9.
"AIKS and Bhumi Adhikar Andolan will observe 'roko on January 8 and 9, the day trade unions are observing nationwide general strike. This move is against the Modi government's failure to address rural distress issues, to save rural farmers' lands from the corporates," said Hannan Mollah, general secretary of the CPI(M)-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS).
The AIKS, Adivasi Adhikar Rashtriya Manch, Bhumi Adhikar Andolan and several government unions have extended support
to the strike that will see demonstrations, roko, especially in the rural parts of the country.