Bharat Bandh on 8th December in support of farmers protest across India 17 political parties to lend support the Bandh call.
Lucknow Police force deployed outside Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav’s residence at Vikramaditya Marg. Yadav is scheduled to visit Kannauj to stage a demonstration in support of farmers protesting against the farm laws but disallowed. Akhliesh Yadav is arrested.
Prominent political leaders including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar, Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M K Stalin and People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration chairman Farooq Abdullah has issued a joint statement backing the proposed day-long strike and pressed the Centre to meet the legitimate demands of the protesters.
Seventeen political out fit support farmers AIMIM, AAP, SP, BSP, SAD, AIDMK,TMC, makes farmers adamant in their protest.
Claiming that their agitation has spread across the nation, farmer leaders, who have maintained that their protest is apolitical, welcomed the support and urged all to come forward to make Tuesday’s Bharat Bandh a success. Media find contradicting news ,Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new laws are meant to overhaul antiquated procurement procedures and give growers more options to sell their produce. Then Why, “Farmers made it clear to the ministers that they want the government to repeal the laws,” Jagjit Singh Dhalewal, a senior farmers’ leader, said after five hours of talks on Saturday.
Agriculture and farmers’ welfare minister Narendra Singh Tomar told reporters that talks will resume on Wednesday, adding the government is committed to farmers’ welfare and is keen to examine and consider the issues raised. What is hurry in imposing ordinances to Agri laws? Before creating awareness about laws amongst farmers so Punjab farmers quick to find erroneous, annamolies in agri-legislatures
After five rounds of talks between the Centre and the farmer unions failed to end the impasse, the two sides are again set to meet on December 9, a day after the countrywide strike.
“This agitation is not only of Punjab farmers but is of the entire nation. We are going to strengthen our agitation and it has already spread across the nation,” farmer leader Baldev Singh Yadav said at a press conference.
“Since the government was not able to deal with us properly, we gave a call for Bharat Bandh,” he said and appealed to everyone to make sure that the bandh remains peaceful
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to visit the Singhu border on Monday, where thousands of farmers are protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws.
Farmers’ protest against the farm laws enters Day 12 at Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border); heavy police force deployed.
Aam Aadmi Party had on Sunday extended its support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers’ organisations on December 8.
The farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
Barring pre-existing marriage and banquet bookings already confirmed, all hotels, restaurants, resorts and bars to remain closed to show support to Bharat bandh on December 8: Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab