A 21-day special session of Parliament to discuss exclusively the agrarian crisis and related issues. That will be the demand of a massive gathering in New Delhi of farmers from all over the country on November 29 and 30, 2018. Many will march, on a call from the All India Kisan Sangarsh Coordination Committee, from 15-20 kilometres outside of Delhi to the Ramlila grounds on the 29th and march to Parliament on the 30th. Why do we need a three week special session? Here’s why….

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P. Sainath is Founder Editor, People's Archive of Rural India. He has been a rural reporter for decades and is the author of 'Everybody Loves a Good Drought' and 'The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom'.

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