With the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) announcing the end of the farmers’ agitation, a Jind farmer leader said that they have decided to end the boycott of the leaders of the ruling BJP-JJP alliance in Haryana. The farmers’ union leaders also said that they are preparing to warmly welcome and respect the farmers returning to their homes after their year-long agitation at Delhi’s borders against the Centre’s three agricultural laws.

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Farmer leader Sikkim Devi said that she has decided to end the boycott of leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in the state. He said on the phone that we do not have any problem now and BJP-JJP leaders can organize their programs as before.

Farmer leaders had announced a boycott of BJP-JJP leaders over the issue of three agriculture laws at the Centre, and several leaders of the ruling alliance faced protests from farmers at various places in the state during various events in the past year.

The farmers’ organization leaders had earlier said that they would not allow Deputy Chief Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala to enter any public function as part of their agitation in any village in his Uchana assembly constituency in Jind district.

Sikkim Devi also said that the farmers would be accorded a grand welcome in their villages and later on returning from the protest sites, they would also be felicitated in their respective villages. He also appreciated the role played by women in the movement and said that they stand shoulder to shoulder with their male colleagues.

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Kisan Union leader Azad Palwa also said in a statement that farmers returning from various protest sites on the borders of Delhi would be warmly welcomed. He said that this movement of farmers will be remembered for centuries.

He said that when the farmers would go to their villages, arrangements would be made for langar at different places. Farmer leaders said that on December 11, farmers would take out victory march at their respective places.

Significantly, the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Thursday announced the suspension of its over a year-long agitation after it received a formal letter from the central government asking it to withdraw the cases registered against the protesters. And their major pending demands on MSP were accepted.

Suspending the agitation, the United Kisan Morcha comprising 40 farmers’ organizations said that the farmers would observe December 11 as ‘Vijay Diwas’ and take out a victory march, after which they would go home. Stating that this was not the end of the agitation, the farmer leaders said that they would meet again on January 15 to see if the government met the demands.