Understanding farm issues and why they no longer have centrality
Farmers have to sell their produce below the MSP; export-import policies also hit them.
Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Dharmendra Malik speaks to Asiaville about farm woes. The BKU, identified with the late Mahendra Singh Tikait, once enjoyed immense political clout and its protests could clog the roads of the national capital. The farm organisation, which is primarily based in western UP, is now just a shadow of its former self.