Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to observe a day-long fast in support of farmers who are opposing the agricultural laws.
He has also appealed to the Aam Aadmi Party workers and supporters to do the same.
Come, let us know what else he said.
Government should withdraw all three laws- Kejriwal
Kejriwal said that some people are claiming that only farmers from Haryana and Punjab are involved in the demonstration. This is his misunderstanding.
He further said that farmers all over the country are in trouble. So far hoarding is illegal. New laws will make it legal, due to which inflation will increase.
He appealed to the central government to leave the ego and said that by withdrawing all the three laws, the government should bring a new law on minimum support price (MSP).
There should be no attempt to discredit the movement- Kejriwal
He said that governments are made up of people, people are not made up of governments. If people do not like these three laws, then they should be abolished immediately.
Aam Aadmi Party convenor Kejriwal also said that for the last few days some ministers of the central government and people of BJP have been saying that this is a movement of traitors. Efforts are being made to discredit this movement. It should not happen.
Kejriwal asked- Are all the people who support farmers traitors?
Kejriwal said that ex-servicemen are sitting in the demonstration, how many players are involved in this demonstration, who have named the country internationally and won medals. Everybody is supporting the farmers. Are all these people traitors?
Kejriwal has met farmers
Kejriwal has expressed his support for the farmer movement many times before.
His government did not allow the police to convert the nine stadiums of Delhi into temporary jails.
After that Kejriwal along with his cabinet reached the Singhu border among the farmers. He took stock of the arrangements being made by the Delhi government there.
He then said that he had come among the farmers as a ‘sevadar’.
Farmers will go on a day hunger strike
The leaders of the farmers’ organizations standing along the Delhi border have announced a day-long hunger strike.
Indian Farmers Union Haryana leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said that farmers will sit on hunger strike from 8 am to 5 pm tomorrow. During this time a dharna will also be organized at all the district headquarters of the country.
Remind that the farmers have already spoken about increasing their performance since December 14.
There is no talk between the government and the farmers
The solution to the deadlock between the farmers and the government which has been opposing the agricultural laws for the past several days does not appear to be coming out.
The government is talking about amending the laws, but the farmers say that their movement will continue till the laws are withdrawn.
Farmers have also called a Bharat Bandh on 9 December for their demands. Even today, the farmers had blocked the Delhi-Jaipur highway to meet their demands.
Cause for protest
Why are farmers protesting?
The Modi government has brought three laws to improve the agriculture sector, including making provisions for procurement outside government mandis, approving contract farming and ending the storage limit for many grains and pulses.
Farmers of many states including Punjab and Haryana are strongly opposing these laws. He says that through these the government wants to get rid of mandis and the minimum support price (MSP).