Farmers on Monday said they will peacefully hold a Bharat Bandh from 11 am to 3 pm tomorrow, blocking toll plazas but will allow emergency services to move. On the other hand, the BJP came out against the opposition parties that have lent their support to the Bharat Bandh call
With protesting farmers heading for Bharat Bandh tomorrow, support came for their movement from all quarters — from political parties to trade bodies.
Announcing their plans for the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday, farmers’ leaders said that they will occupy toll plazas at the borders of Delhi between 11 am to 3 pm.
While assuring that emergency services will be allowed during Bharat Bandh, the leaders have also appealed farmers to maintain peace and not to enter into any scuffle to enforce the bandh.
Meanwhile, the BJP accused its rivals of “shameful double standards” as it claimed that parties like the Congress and the NCP had once supported what are now key provisions of the new laws.
HERE IS ALL THAT HAPPENED ON DAY 12 OF THE FARMERS’ PROTEST:
1. In the backdrop of the protest against farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that reforms are needed for development, and said some laws of the past century have become a “burden” in the current times.
2. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the Singhu border, where thousands of farmers are protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws, and checked arrangements made for them by the city government.
“We are working like ‘sewadaar’. Here I have not come as a chief minister but as a ‘sewadaar’ to serve the farmers. It is our responsibility to support the farmers,” he said.