Protests by farmers against agricultural laws are continuing as there is no consensus between the government and the farmers. Thousands of farmers are protesting on the borders of Delhi.
Leaders of farmer organizations are on a day hunger strike in protest against the laws. Farmers say that protests will also be organized in other parts of the country.
In a press conference on Sunday evening, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said that the hunger strike will be done from eight to five in the morning. Apart from this, picketing will also be done in front of the district headquarters across the country.
At the same time, Delhi-Jaipur highway was closed on Sunday afternoon after farmers started the tractor march from Shahjahanpur on Rajasthan-Haryana border. However, a part of it was later opened.
After rejecting the proposal sent by the government to amend the laws, the farmers’ organizations had warned to intensify the protest.
Apart from farmers, today Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also fast for a day in support of farmers.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Gopal Rai said on Sunday, “Tomorrow at the ITO party headquarters in Delhi, party officials, MLAs and councilors will hold a collective fast from 10 am to 5 pm in support of farmers. The Aam Aadmi Party is standing with the farmers at every step in support of the demands of the farmers.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah discussed the issue of farmers with Punjab BJP leaders and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at his residence. Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash was also present during this period.
On Sunday, on behalf of the Modi government, it was said that some farmer organizations, together with Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, have supported the new agricultural law. The unions of agitating farmers have said that the organizations supporting them have nothing to do with them.
Gurnam Singh of Bharatiya Kisan Union said that the supporting organizations are playing in the hands of the government and such efforts are to weaken the movement. He said that the movement is against the agricultural law and the movement will not end without cancelling the law.