Several regional organizations, including opposition parties, on Sunday extended their support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call made by farmers’ organizations on December 8 against the new agricultural laws of the central government. The movement of farmers on the borders of Delhi has been going on for the last 11 days to demand the repeal of these laws. Including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Marxist Communist Party (CPI) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin and Gupkar Manifesto Alliance (PAGD) President Farooq Abdullah Leading opposition leaders issued a joint statement on Sunday to support the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the peasant organizations and pressurized the Center to accept the legitimate demands of the protesters.
The fifth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Saturday was also inconclusive. After this, the Center has called another meeting on December 9 to end the deadlock. Farmer leader Baldev Singh Yadav said in a press conference, “This movement is not only for the farmers of Punjab, but for the whole country. We are going to strengthen our movement and it has already spread all over the country. “He appealed to everyone to ensure that the bandh is peaceful,” since the government was not treating us properly , That’s why we called Bharat Bandh. “He said,” We will not allow anyone to make it violent. We request everyone to join the bandh. ”Farmer leaders said that shops and business establishments will remain closed during the bandh.
Ambulances and other emergency services are exempted. The Congress, TRS, DMK, Shiv Sena, SP, NCP and AAP expressed their support for the farmer organizations’ call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ against the new agricultural laws of the central government. Before these opposition parties, on Saturday, Trinamool Congress, RJD and Left parties also supported the bandh. Ten central trade unions have also supported the bandh. NCP chief and former Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar told the Center on Sunday that he should take the farmers’ performance seriously because if the impasse continues, the movement will not be limited to Delhi alone, but people from across the country will stand with the farmers. Pawar said, “I hope that the government will understand and she will take cognizance of this to solve the issue.”
If this impasse continues, the protest will not be confined to Delhi, but people from all over the country will stand with the protesting farmers. ”His party said that Pawar will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 to discuss the ongoing demonstration of farmers. It also has a program. The Congress expressed its full support for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ and announced that on this day it will perform in all district and state headquarters in support of the farmers’ demands. Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Delhi, Pawan Kheda said, “I want to announce here that the Congress fully supports the Bharat Bandh on December 8.”
He said that former party president Rahul Gandhi is raising the voice of the party in favor of farmers through tractor rallies, signature campaigns and farmer rallies. Kheda said, “Workers of all our district headquarters and state headquarters will take part in this bandh. They will protest and ensure that the bandh is successful. “India’s first Olympic medalist in boxing and Congress leader Vijender Singh warned that if the central government does not accept the demand of farmers protesting against the new agricultural law If so, he will return the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. He called the new law a ‘black law’.
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President and Telangana Chief Minister K.K. Chandrasekhar Rao said that the leaders and workers of the party will actively participate in it and make the bandh a success. According to an official statement, Rao has justified the support and said that the farmers are legitimately opposing the agricultural laws. He also reiterated that his party opposed the bills related to these laws in Parliament as it harms the interests of farmers. The DMK-led opposition camp in Tamil Nadu on 8 December expressed support for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers and said that the demand of farmers to withdraw the agricultural laws was “completely justified”. DMK chief M.K. Stalin appealed to the state’s farmers unions, business organizations, government employees’ organizations, trade unions and others to give “full support” to the bandh and make Tuesday’s bandh a success.
Stalin, DMK’s allies Congress chief Tamil Nadu unit K.S. Alagiri, MDMK founder Vaiko and left leaders said in a statement that the performance of farmers outside Delhi is increasing day by day and the whole world is watching this. These parties condemned the Center for not accepting the demand to withdraw the laws being made by the farmers. Actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Mayyam (MNM) has also supported the farmers’ protests. Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders said in their joint statement, “We the signing leaders of political parties express solidarity with the tremendous struggle of Indian farmers organized by various farmer organizations across the country and these Agricultural Laws and Electricity Amendment Bill Support the call for Bharat Bandh made by them on 8th December to demand to withdraw. ”
On this statement, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, Communist Party of India (CPI) General Secretary D Raja, CPI (Marxist-Leninist) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, All India Forward Bloc (AIFB) general secretary Devavrata Biswas and RSP general secretary Manoj Bhattacharya have also signed. The statement alleged, “These new agricultural laws passed in an undemocratic manner prohibiting solid discussion and voting in Parliament pose a threat to India’s food security, Indian agriculture and the ruin of our farmers,”
Laying the foundation for the abolition of the minimum support price system, Indian agriculture and our markets are pledged to the will of the multinational agri-business industrial and domestic corporate houses. “These leaders said that the central government should follow the democratic procedures and rules We should do it and “fulfill the legitimate demands of farmers and feeders”. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has supported the call for ‘Bharat Bandh’. Chief Minister of Delhi and National Convenor of the party, Arvind Kejriwal, gave this information on Sunday. Kejriwal said that AAP workers across the country will support the nationwide strike. He appealed to all citizens to support the farmers. He tweeted, “Aam Aadmi Party fully supports farmers’ call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8. AAP workers will support it peacefully across the country. There is an appeal to all countrymen that everyone should support the farmers and participate in it. ”
AAP leader and Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that all the workers will participate in the bandh in support of the farmers. Rai said in a video message, “This is a fight not only of farmers but of all countrymen. India is an agricultural country and if the farmers are unhappy, then it also has an impact on the country. I appeal to everyone to join the protest. “In Assam, opposition parties, including Congress, AIUDF and Left parties, have given ‘full support’ to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers’ organizations seeking to repeal new agricultural laws.” Announced giving. The ruling BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) also lent support to the farmers’ struggle, but avoided joining hands for a nationwide bandh. The ruling Shiv Sena in Maharashtra gave its support to ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Sunday. Rajya Sabha member Anil Desai told PTI-Language on Sunday night, “Shiv Sena President and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is against the anti-farmer and anti-labor central laws. We support the Bharat Bandh. “The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has appealed to the Punjabis to support the bandh. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said that his party will work with farmers to repeal new agricultural laws. The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal on Saturday decided to give its “moral support” to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers against the new agricultural laws. Trinamool Congress MP Sudeep Bandopadhyay had said that during his protest programs in Bengal, his party would demand immediate withdrawal of agricultural laws. The party demands that the new bills should be sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee or Select Committee after consultation with all stakeholders. The Communist Party of India, Communist Party of India Marxist Party, Communist Party of India (Male), Revolutionary Socialist Party and All India Forward Bloc announced their support for the bandh in a joint statement. In Patna, opposition parties led by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav demonstrated against these agricultural laws on Saturday. Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), All India United Trade Union in the joint forum of trade unions supporting farmers Center (AIUTUC) and Trade Union Coordination Center (TUCC). The fifth round of talks between the government and protesting farmers on Saturday was also inconclusive. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said after the meeting that the government wanted concrete suggestions from the farmers leaders on their major concerns. He hoped that a solution would be found with his cooperation. In the meeting, Agriculture Minister Tomar appealed to the farmers leaders to send the elderly, women and children back home from the protest sites. The government has termed the three agricultural laws implemented in September as a major reform in the agricultural sector. At the same time, the protesting farmers have expressed fear that the new laws will end the minimum support price (MSP) system.