Left parties extend support to protesting farmers' call for 'Bharat Bandh' on Dec 8
Saturday, 5 December 2020 "The Left parties extend their solidarity with and support to the ongoing massive agitation by Kisan organisations from all over the country against the new Agri laws. The Left parties extend their support to the call given by them for a Bharat Bandh on December 8," the statement said. "The Left parties condemn the RSS/BJP's malicious campaign, on preposterous charges, against the struggle of our annadatas to safeguard Indian agriculture and the country's food security," it said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the Singhu border and said that Aam Aadmi Party has always stood by the farmers. Thousands of farmers have been protesting against the Centre's new farm laws at the border. During his visit, Kejriwal also reviewed arrangements made for farmers by the city...
As the farmers' protest against the three agriculture laws is not ending anytime soon, farmers in Amritsar have prepared their tractor trollies for survival in summer season at the protest site. These advanced tractor trollies have fans, mosquito repellents, water filters and nets, to keep mosquitoes away. Farmer took 16-17 hours to prepare fully equipped trollies. One of the farmers said that they are fully prepared to sit at the protest site for as long as possible till the farm laws are not repealed.
After farmer leader Rakesh Tikait announced the plans for marching to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors in order to intensify pressure on the central government to withdraw the three new farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar responded by saying that the government has still left its doors opened for discussions, while also underlining the previous talks. "Government of India is committed to double farmers' income and work towards agriculture's welfare. Discussions have been held many times, if they have a point to raise even now, we are ready to discuss," Tomar told reporters in the national capital. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait while addressing a Kisan rally in Rajasthan's Sikar today said if the government will not repeal the farm laws, then they intends to march to Parliament with 40 lakh tractors.
Farmer leaders including Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait attended a rally in Rajasthan's Sikar. While addressing the rally, Tikait said, "Our next call will be for a march to Parliament, and not just 4 lakh tractors but 40 lakh tractors will go there if farm laws are not taken back."
After tweeting 'Metroman' E Sreedharan, who recently joined the BJP, will be its chief ministerial candidate for the Kerala assembly elections on April 6, Union Minister V Muraleedharan clarified on Thursday that the party has not made any such announcement. Muraleedharan, who tweeted in this regard earlier, clarified, saying he wanted to inform that through media reports he learnt that the party has announced Sreedharan as the chief ministerial candidate. But when he cross-checked with Kerala party president K Surendran, he said he has not made any such announcements, Muraleedharan, who is also a former BJP state president, said. The development comes on a day the 88-year-old technocrat announced his decision to end his 24-year long career with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to enter electoral politics.
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