A pan-India farmers’ coalition has threatened to intensify its agitation against the Modi government if India signs any free trade agreement or trade deal involving agriculture sector with the US ignoring farmers interest.

Raising their concerns on the issue in a letter to Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Giriraj Singh, Indian Coordination Committee for Farmers’ Movements (ICCFM) on Monday demanded that India should first resolve the outstanding issues with the US at the WTO which include the US’ position on agricultural subsidies that challenge India’s subsidies to our farmers.

“India is bending over backwards to appease Donald Trump despite the fact on February 10, the US administration kicked India out from its list of countries that are classified as ‘developing’ for trade purposes,” the farmers’ coalition said.