A large number of farmers have gathered at the Chilla Border in Noida to demand a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in Delhi from many areas of Uttar Pradesh, due to which the Delhi Police has sealed the Chilla Border.
Hundreds of farmers of Aligarh, Hathras, Agra and Gautam Budh Nagar districts reached Chilla Border in Noida on Tuesday evening under the leadership of Bhanu Pratap Singh, National President of Bhartiya Kisan Union (Bhanu). At around 4:30 pm on Tuesday evening, farmers started picketing on the shout border and blocked traffic.
Farmers are holding their tractors and trolleys on the main road to protest. Farmers say that they will not leave the path until they get permission to visit Jantar Mantar. Although before this Delhi Police proposed to them to go and perform at Burani-based Sant Nirankari Maidan, but the farmers are adamant to perform at Jantar Mantar itself.
Farmer leader Bhanu Pratap Singh says, “The farmers have brought a month of ration-water and will stay here until their demands are met or they are allowed to perform at Jantar Mantar. The farmers have also arranged for sleeping at night in the trolleys of the tractors. “
Farmers want the government to continue the minimum support price (MSP). Dharmendra Malik says that by amending the new law, the government should ensure that this provision is included in it.
Modi has assured that this will continue but farmers want it to be guaranteed in law. The biggest buyer of rice and wheat in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh is the government itself.
The government buys 90 percent of the rice and wheat from farmers in Punjab. Farmers in Punjab and Haryana fear that under the government-licensed mandis, ie APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee), those who buy their produce will not buy it under the new law. He is also afraid that the government will eliminate the MSP.