Farmers held Mahapanchayats on Saturday in the city and at Nandigram, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the fray, at the call of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha and urged people not to vote for the BJP in the coming Assembly poll in West Bengal. Farmer leader and Bharatiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait, one of those spearheading the about four-month-old farmers Tikait, who was received at the airport by TMC MP Dola Sen, later addressed gatherings of farmers in the city and at Nandigram in East Midnapore district along with social activist Medha Patkar. Alleging that the BJP-led government at the Centre is intent on breaking the backbone of the farmers and their movement, Tikait said it is If voted to power they will give away your land to big corporates and industries and make you landless. They will hand over the country to big industrialist groups putting your livelihood at stake and in danger, Calling BJP We are here to issue an emphatic appeal to start the battle against BJP on behalf of the farmers in Bengal. On the ongoing farmers Tikait is also expected to visit Singur, one of the epicentres of anti-farm land acquisition agitation in 2006-07. Patkar warned against the Also it does not allow farmers to decide the remunerative price of their agri produce. The people of Nandigram must show the way by giving the lead against the BJP The social activist also urged the people to exercise their franchise cautiously. Bengal The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of over 40 farmers Patkar had on Friday condemned the Centre for allegedly insulting the farmers She had welcomed the passage of a resolution against the farm laws in the West Bengal assembly.