Muzaffarnagar, Nov 21 (UNI) Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) today announced to launch a nationwide agitation from November 26 in support of the farmers in Nandigram, West Bengal.
The Union would also oppose the ''anti-farmers'' policies of the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh government.
BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait told newspersons here, the agitation was also aimed at pressing for the release of jailed Union president Mahendra Singh Tikait.
On November 26, mammoth kisan panchayats would be organised at Hamirpur and Baghpat districts to finalise the future course of action in this regard, he informed.
Mr Rakesh claimed that farmers in UP were sufferring following non-functioning of sugar mills in the state and were forced to set afire their standing crop.
''Crores of rupees in sugar cane dues of farmers is still pending on the mills,'' he sought to remind the authorities.
On November 12, a Baghpat court had sent the BKU president to Meerut jail in an old case.
However, on November 18, he was transferred to Hamirpur jail.