Boxer Vijender Singh (35) has also joined the agitating farmers agitating for other demands including new agricultural laws.
Boxer Singh said on Sunday that he would return his ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award if the government does not withdraw the three controversial agricultural laws.
Explain that this award is the highest sports honor in India. Here, the government is negotiating with the farmers to resolve the protest.
Vijendra Singh reached the Singhu border in support of farmers
Vijendra Singh supported the farmers by reaching the Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) on the 11th day of the farmers’ protest on Sunday.
During this, he announced, “If the government does not withdraw the black law, I will return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.”
He also said that many other athletes from his state Haryana also wanted to join the protests, but he feared getting into some trouble.
My livelihood is from Punjab – Vijender Singh
Vijender Singh, who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on a Congress ticket, said, “I Punjab I was trained in this and my livelihood is from Punjab. Today when the farmers are here in this cold, I have come here as their brother. ”
He added, “Other athletes from Haryana also wanted to come, but they have government jobs and may get into trouble. They said that they are standing with the farmers.”
Vijender Singh’s career has been like this
Singh, originally from Haryana, is a national level professional boxer. He won the Bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the silver medal at the 2006 and 2014 Commonwealth Games.
He has been awarded the Padma Shri, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games honors for his outstanding performance in boxing. Apart from this, he has also tried in films.
Punjab Chief Minister supports farmers
There is a Congress government in Punjab. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has openly supported the protest. Haryana, on the other hand, has a BJP-led government and heads the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The NDA has passed laws.
What is the reason for opposition from farmers?
The farmers, who have been protesting for the past several months about the agricultural laws enacted in September, intensified their agitation from last 25 November. He against the governmentDelhi Let’s call the march.
Farmers fear that laws allowing trade outside the APMC mandis will weaken the mandis and farmers will not even get the Minimum Support Price (MSP). Due to this the people of corporate place will exploit the farmers.
Former Punjab Chief Minister has also returned ‘Padma Vibhushan’
Prakash Singh Badal, a Shiromani Akali Dal leader and five-time Chief Minister of Punjab, was the first person to return the national honor in support of the farmers’ protest. Badal had returned ‘Padma Vibhushan’, India’s second highest civilian honor.
Subsequently, SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa returned the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award. The SAD withdrew from the ruling NDA in protest in September.
The farmers have called for a nationwide strike on 8 December
Explain that the farmers have called for a nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) on 8 December (Tuesday) against the agricultural laws. Several transport unions, including Congress Party, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Aam Aadmi Party, have supported the strike.
Here, the government is scheduled to hold the sixth round of talks with farmers on Wednesday. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has also held a meeting with other ministers on the matter on Sunday.