Bharat Bandh on 8th December Latest Updates: ‘Bharat Bandh’ till 3 pm, says farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal

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Updated: Dec 07, 2020 7:52 PM

Bharat Bandh on 8 December 2020 Updates: To protest against the new farm laws, farmers' union leaders have announced Bharat Bandh on December 8 and many leaders from the non-BJP parties are supporting their decision.

The current unease amongst farmers and intermediaries is on account of increased risk perception. The farm sector engages over 50% of the workforce and contributed 16.5% to GDP in FY20.Telangana Chief Minister as well as TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao are also going to support Bharat Bandh that has been called for on December 8.

Bharat Bandh on 8 December 2020 Updates: To protest against the new farm laws, farmers’ union leaders have announced Bharat Bandh on December 8 and many leaders from the non-BJP parties are supporting their decision. Bharat Bandh has been announced after several rounds of talks with the Central Government regarding the new farm laws have remained inconclusive. It is likely that on December 8, farmers will block all roads leading to Delhi and they have decided to occupy toll plazas too in order to make an impact.

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Bharat Bandh call has been supported by many political party leaders. Left parties including Congress are supporting the farmer’s decision to go ahead with the Bharat Bandh and other political parties have also been appealed for support. Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera has stated that his party will be demonstrating their protests in line with Indian farmers outside their party offices. “It will be a step strengthening Rahul Gandhi’s support to the farmers. We will ensure that the demonstration is successful,” ANI quoted Khera as saying. On Saturday, CPI, CPI(M) and CPM(M-L), All India Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party released a joint statement saying that they too are extending their solidarity with farmers and will protest against the new farm laws.

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Telangana Chief Minister, as well as TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, is also going to support Bharat Bandh that has been called for on December 8 and will participate in it actively. While West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has been supporting farmers for a few days now, the party is not likely to be a part of Bharat Bandh.

Bharat Bandh on 8th December News Updates:

  •  The agitating farmers have announced that Bharat Bandhi will continue till 3 pm and they would occupy toll plazas between 11 am to 3 pm.
  • A joint platform of ten central trade unions on Monday extended moral support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call on December 8 by farmer organisations. The unions have decided not not go on strike or abstain from work but support the agitation.
  • Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on said that proper security arrangements have been made across the state in the wake of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called for by farmers against new agri-marketing laws.
  • Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal on Monday said that there will be complete ‘Bharat bandh’ on Tuesday and it will continue till 3 pm. He also appealed farmers not force anyone to observe the nationwide strike.
  • Support continues to pour in for Bharat Bandh call given by farmers as the All India Railwaymen’s Federation has decided to extend its support. Shiva Gopal Mishra, general secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) on Monday met the agitating farmers and assured them that members of the railway union are with them.
  • The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has extended its support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmer unions. Farmers have been protesting at the outskirts of Delhi against the new central agri-marketing laws.
  • In view of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws, the Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements. It also warned that strict action will be taken against those trying to ‘forcefully’ shut shops or disrupt movement of people.
  • Opposition parties in Goa have decided to support farmers’ ‘Bharat Bandh’ call against the Centre’s new farm laws. But Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that there will be no impact of the bandh in the coastal state.
  • Hotels, resorts closed in Punjab: 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, ANI quoted Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab as saying.
  • Traders’ body CAIT and All India Transporters Welfare Association on Monday said markets across the country including in Delhi will remain open on Tuesday and the transport sector will function as usual, notwithstanding the “Bharat Bandh” call by protesting farmers. Read Full Details
  • In Mumbai, BEST buses will be operational tomorrow and will not be part of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Protective iron grills and other protective gears will be used while plying the buses tomorrow: PRO, Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (ANI)
  • In Mumbai, Taxi Union has not given a call for strike tomorrow in support of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Cabs and autos will ply as normal.

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