Farmers’ Protest Live Latest News: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Friday that there won’t be any road block in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi. He said the decision has been taken in view of keeping some farmers on standby if needed tomorrow. The farmer unions have called for chakka jam tomorrow between 12pm to 3pm. He urged farmers across the nation to block roads wherever they are. On the other hand, authorities are also gearing up for the proposed chakka jam call and adequate security arrangements will be put in place.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today said that the NDA government and PM Narendra Modi is committed to welfare of farmers. He said that the new farm laws are aimed at boosting their income and increasing their contribution in the GDP. Despite the rain and chilling cold, the farmers’ protest has entered its 70th day with Delhi borders abuzz with political activities. While Samyukta Kisan Morcha has said the ongoing agitation has been and will remain apolitical and no political leader is allowed to speak from its stage, opposition leaders have been making a beeline at the border to meet the farm leaders and express their solidarity with them. Yesterday, a group of some opposition MPs reached Ghazipur to meet farmers but returned after being stopped by the police. They later wrote to the Lok Sabha speaker complaining about it. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Dal’s series of farmer panchayats, which will take place in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, has begun today over the protest against new agriculture laws.
On the other hand, Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government yesterday issued a notice ordering withdrawal of DTC buses on special hire to various departments including those being used by security personnel with immediate effect. While BJP leaders attacked the AAP over the decision, the ruling party in Delhi has not responded over the issue. Meanwhile, amid all the hue and cry over Rihana and Greta Thunberg’s tweet, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said that though he doesn’t know who these people are, he welcomes the international support extended to their cause.