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Farmers stage sit down-in on Delhi-Jaipur motorway; Narendra Tomar accuses Oppn of ‘propaganda’ in opposition to unusual licensed pointers


Farmers from Rajasthan and any other places gathered in huge numbers on the Haryana-Rajasthan border shut to Rewari for their march in opposition to Delhi and sat in protest on the Delhi-Jaipur national motorway as the Haryana police save up barricades to end their onward march.

A entire lot of females also snappy blocked the Yamuna Throughway shut to its 62-km milestone to lengthen give a boost to to farmer leaders, acknowledged police. Over a hundred females blocked the Throughway snappy in the morning to protest the alleged detention of some agitating farmer leaders but lifted the blockade after being assured that the farmer leaders had been no longer detained but easiest taken away for talks, news agency PTI quoted Mathura’s Superintendent of Police (Rural) Srish Chandra Dixit as pronouncing.

As the agitating farmers intensified their dash, Union minister Kailash Choudhary acknowledged the authorities will quickly convey a date and gather in touch with union leaders for the next spherical of talks.

Previous 5 rounds of talks between the central authorities and representatives of 40 farmer unions remained inconclusive and the sixth spherical of talks did no longer happen after farmer leaders rejected the authorities’s draft proposal to amend particular provisions of the farm licensed pointers and declined to take part in the meeting.

The authorities has maintained that it is miles ready for discussion anytime. But the farmer unions private acknowledged they’d come for talks easiest if the licensed pointers are repealed.

Asked when the authorities will retain the next spherical of meeting, Chaudhary told PTI, “The meeting will likely be known as quickly. We’re ready for discussion. But the date has no longer been finalised.” The authorities will get “some solution” to total the impasse. “Now we private burly self assurance. Within the next meeting, the topic will likely be resolved,” he notorious.

Thousands of farmers had been protesting in opposition to the Centre’s unusual farm licensed pointers at completely different aspects on Delhi’s borders for over two weeks, braving the COVID-19 pandemic and the cool wave.

Farmers stage sit down-in at Rajasthan-Haryana border

On Sunday, Rewari’s superintendent of police Abhishek Jorwal told reporters at the dwelling that district authorities had imposed Fragment 144 of the Code of Criminal Scheme banning meeting of 5 or more of us.

“Now we private situation up barricades and we can are trying to end them here,” he acknowledged, adding, moreover enough power of the Haryana Police, three corporations of paramilitary personnel had been deployed to manufacture certain laws and screech.

The farmers had been sitting in protest in the Jaisinghpur Kheda self-discipline in Rewari alongside the Rajasthan-Haryana border (NH-48). Gurgaon is over 70 kilometres from the dwelling while Delhi is near to 80 kilometres away.

Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav, who was at the dwelling, acknowledged for the reason that barricades had been save, the farmers had no likelihood but to stage a sit down-in.

A farmer from Rajasthan who was among these that desired to march to Delhi in opposition to the Centre’s unusual farm licensed pointers was quoted by PTI as pronouncing that they’ll “power the authorities to rollback the anti-peasant legislations.”

Earlier, the farmers had threatened to block the Jaipur-Delhi motorway.

Girls folk block Yamuna Throughway

Bhartiya Kisan Kalyan Samiti’s national president Ram Babu Katelia, who’s maintaining a sit down-in shut to Yamuna Throughway with the farmers of the nearby Bajna village, acknowledged lady descended upon the motorway after finding out that he, alongside with other leaders had been detained at the Baldeo Police Set. And in his absence, the police tried to evict the demonstrating farmers from the dwelling, he acknowledged.

The native farmers had been maintaining a sit down-in for the final 12 days in give a boost to of their eight-point demands, including the withdrawal of the three central licensed pointers.

Katelia acknowledged the police wanted them to amass the sit down-in assuring them that their demands of native nature would possibly per chance per chance be authorized by the administration, but they told police that their dharna would proceed until the farmers proceed their sit down-ins at Delhi borders.

Arvind Kejriwal to retain day-prolonged hasty on Monday

Within the meantime, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal acknowledged that he’ll scrutinize a day-prolonged hasty on Monday in cohesion with the protesting farmers.

Addressing a virtual press briefing on Sunday, the chief minister requested that the Centre carry a invoice to be sure minimal give a boost to cost (MSP) for agricultural design.

Kejriwal acknowledged he’ll retain one-day hasty on Monday in step with a name given by the agitating farmers and told his Aam Aadmi Birthday party (AAP) volunteers, supporters as properly as the of us of the country to hitch in.

“I are searching for to allure to the central authorities to position an stay to their ego. The governments are formed by the public, the public just isn’t any longer formed by the governments. The three farm licensed pointers must be straight repealed and a Bill must be brought to be sure MSP to farmers,” he acknowledged.

The executive minister acknowledged the Centre must straight accept all demands of the farmers who had been protesting on Delhi’s borders for the previous two weeks.

Kejriwal expressed peril that some Central ministers and BJP leaders had been labelling protesting farmers as “traitors and anti-nationals”.

“I are searching for to inquire them, if this is the case many ex-servicemen, national and world sportspersons, singers and celebrities, lawyers and merchants supporting and becoming a member of them, are all anti-national?” he puzzled.

The BJP must no longer judge wrongly that easiest about a farmers from Punjab and Haryana and easiest about a of us are on this circulate.

Kejriwal when put next the “defaming” of the farmers protest with the Anna Hazare’s circulate of which he was a top chief. “I could per chance per chance not help but reminisce the days of Anna Hazare ji’s circulate. The Congress authorities defamed us as anti-nationals. What Congress did to our circulate, the BJP is doing the equivalent to the farmers protest,” he acknowledged.

Narendra Tomar slams Opposition

As farmers’ protest entered the third week, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused Opposition events of running “propaganda” in opposition to the unusual farm licensed pointers and asserted that these legislations “would possibly per chance per chance also situation off distress for some in the fast time interval” but will likely be priceless to farmers one day.

Tomar, who’s main negotiations with the 40 protesting farmer unions to damage the impasse, was addressing a delegation of over 100 farmers from Uttarakhand who came to lengthen their give a boost to to the licensed pointers.

Addressing the delegation, Tomar acknowledged the authorities confronted opposition when it revoked the special dwelling of Jammu and Kashmir. It also confronted opposition when it brought the amended citizenship laws as properly as over the Ram temple field.

“When the agricultural reforms had been brought, there was opposition to this too… There are some of us that marvelous oppose and weaken the country. This has turn out to be their nature,” the agriculture minister acknowledged.

On agricultural sector reforms, the discussion has been occurring for final many years, Tomar acknowledged.

“Unfortunately the old governments who desired to reform had been no longer in a dwelling to it. Since they would per chance also no longer are trying, they did gather the credit,” he added.

Tomar stressed that for a brand unusual India, reforms are necessary.

The Congress, too, acknowledged it was terrifying to convey that the farmers’ protest is limited to states esteem Punjab and Haryana easiest, and added that terming the agitation “political” is an insult to the food-growers of the country.

Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also acknowledged the Modi authorities must shed its “arrogance” and observe the Raj Dharma by withdrawing these “shaded licensed pointers” as they “threaten” the farming sector and the livelihood of farmers.

“Right here’s no longer a fight marvelous for the livelihoods and the lives of 62 crore farmers, but for the 120 crore of us that relish what the farmers design. To time interval the protests political is a enormous insult to the food-growers of the country. The Modi authorities must shed arrogance and observe the Raj Dharma,” he acknowledged.

“It is terrifying to convey that the farmers’ agitation is limited to Punjab and Haryana. Your entire country is tormented by these three shaded agri licensed pointers. In Madhya Pradesh, because of decrease in the industry quantity at the mandis, the tax series of the board in one one year has gone down from Rs 1,200 crore to Rs 220 crore,” Surjewala also acknowledged in a tweet in Hindi.

Citing a media document, he acknowledged 47 mandis and 298 sub-mandis had been closed in Madhya Pradesh on my own after the farm licensed pointers had been enacted.

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram also took a swipe at the authorities pronouncing if it was terming the protesters “Khalistanis, Maoists and brokers of Pakistan and China”, then why was it partaking them in talks.

Delhi Police tightens security at border with Haryana

Earlier on Sunday, the Delhi Police stepped up vigil on Delhi’s border with Haryana as farmers had presented their plans to dam the Jaipur National Toll road-8, which passes via Gurgaon, as a part of their protest in opposition to the Centre’s unusual agriculture licensed pointers.

The metropolis police had on Saturday increased security preparations by deploying further personnel and putting more concrete boundaries.

Measures had been taken to manufacture certain commuters attain no longer face disaster, a senior police officer acknowledged. A police personnel was quoted by NDTV as pronouncing, “We’re fully ready to manage the protests.”

The announcement by farmers’ unions about blocking the Jaipur-Delhi motorway came amid protests by thousands for the final 17 days at the a huge more than a few of other border aspects of the National Capital, including Singhu and Tikri, in opposition to the licensed pointers. Farmers are tense the Centre withdraw the legislations.

Farmer leaders on Saturday had acknowledged that they’re ready to retain talks with the authorities, but will first relate about repealing the three unusual farm licensed pointers, and presented that representatives of their unions will sit down on a starvation strike in the path of a nationwide protest on Monday.

They’d also acknowledged that thousands of farmers will start their ”Delhi Chalo” march with their tractors from Rajasthan’s Shahjahanpur via the Jaipur motorway at 11 am on Sunday.

The Delhi Traffic Police has deployed its personnel all over necessary border aspects to manufacture certain commuters attain no longer face difficulties and is continuously updating of us about commence and closed routes on its Twitter form out.

On Sunday, the visitors police tweeted that the Tikri and the Dhansa borders are closed for visitors circulate however the Jhatikara border is commence marvelous for two-wheelers and pedestrian circulate.

These going in opposition to Haryana can consume Jharoda (easiest single carriageway), Daurala, Kapashera, Badusarai, Rajokri NH-8, Bijwasan/Bajghera, Palam Vihar and Dundahera borders as they are commence, the visitors police acknowledged.

“The Gazipur border is closed for visitors from Noida and Ghaziabad to Delhi because of farmers’ protests. Contributors are told to consume one more route for coming to Delhi by capacity of Chilla, Anand Vihar, DND, Apsara & Bhopra borders,” it tweeted.

The visitors police also instantaneous commuters in regards to the closure of the Singhu, Auchandi, Piau, Maniyari, and Mangesh borders.

Since these borders are closed, it urged that motorists consume more than a few routes by capacity of Lampur, Safiabad, Saboli and Singhu College toll tax borders, it acknowledged.

Traffic has been diverted from Mukarba and GTK Avenue. So, commuters had been told to resolve remote from Outer Ring Avenue, GTK Avenue, and National Toll road-44, the visitors police acknowledged.

On Saturday, nine-one year-ragged native climate trade activist Licypriya Kangujam also joined the protesters.

Tomar and Som Parkash met dwelling minister Amit Shah on Sunday amidst farmers’ protests, PTI reported. The ministers had been accompanied by BJP leaders from Punjab. It was no longer straight known what transpired in the meeting.

Punjab DIG tenders resignation in give a boost to of protesting farmers

Punjab Deputy Inspector Widespread (Prisons) Lakhminder Singh Jakhar on Sunday acknowledged he has resigned from service in give a boost to of farmers protesting in opposition to three unusual farm licensed pointers, PTI reported.

Jakhar acknowledged he tendered his resignation to the convey authorities on Saturday.

Earlier, Akali Dal stalwart and aged Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had acknowledged that he has returned his Padma Vibhushan award in protest in opposition to the Centre’s farm licensed pointers.

Traffic resumes at Chilla border

Protesting farmers on Sunday vacated carriageways on the Noida-Delhi Link Avenue by capacity of Chilla following a leisurely evening meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Narendra Tomar, PTI reported.

Officers acknowledged well-liked visitors resumed between Noida and Delhi by capacity of Chilla border after farmers vacated the self-discipline they had been occupying since 1 December for their sit down-in demonstration.

The circulate on the DND and the Kalindi Kunj routes, both connecting Delhi and Noida, was also well-liked.

Alternatively, some farmers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Bhanu) individuals, including their chief Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh, stayed save at the Chilla border in protest.

The farmers had vacated the carriageways spherical Saturday hour of darkness after a meeting with Singh and Tomar, a BKU (Bhanu) space of job-bearer acknowledged.

“Rajnath ji heard our demands and agreed to consume the discussions further and resolve the concerns. We had been convinced and determined to vacate the street. Alternatively, this does no longer mean that our protest is over,” Satish Tomar, a senior IT Cell member of the BKU (Bhanu), told PTI.

In response to the news agency, Thakur Bhanu Pratap Singh on Sunday raised demands for the introduction of a Kisan Aayog and for statutory pension for farmers, pronouncing it would provide succour to farmers all over the country.

“We inquire the introduction of a ‘Kisan Aayog’ (farmers commission) which would per chance private farmers as representatives and would possibly per chance per chance situation the minimal give a boost to cost for flora,” Singh acknowledged.

He also demanded a pension of Rs 10,000 month-to-month for farmers and cultivators who private reached an age of 60 years.

“Had I been the head minister, I’d private fulfilled these demands in an hour. But I’m no longer the head minister,” he acknowledged.

BJP ally RLP’s Hanuman Beniwal joins protest in Rajasthan

RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal, after voicing his give a boost to for the farmers’ protests, on Saturday joined an illustration in Rajasthan. Farmers in the convey reportedly blocked highways in several places as the groups ready to intensify the protest.

Terming the unusual farm licensed pointers as “anti-farmer”, Beniwal, the convenor of RLP, acknowledged if High Minister Narendra Modi is equally fascinated by the farmers, he must implement the suggestions of the Swaminathan Commission.

He also reiterated that he would withdraw from the NDA if talks attain no longer turn in favour of farmers. Beniwal alongside with his supporters also presented that they’d transfer in opposition to the Rajasthan-Delhi border to protest in opposition to the unusual farm licensed pointers.

Addressing a ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat‘ organized at Kotputli, Beniwal acknowledged the Centre did no longer retain discussions with stakeholders sooner than bringing the farm licensed pointers.

“When the three funds had been brought, they didn’t consult with someone. We’re also a part of the NDA. We’re also the sons of farmers. They need to private talked to us. They need to private told us that they’re bringing this kind of invoice for farmers. I attain no longer know who drafted the funds… They had been brought and passed,” Beniwal acknowledged.

He added, “If the head minister is equally timid in regards to the farmers, then he must implement the suggestions of the Swaminathan Commission document.”

“These three licensed pointers are anti-farmer and the authorities must collect a brand unusual laws to serve the farmers. If the talks attain no longer turn in favour of the farmers, I’d quit the NDA and if this too does no longer abet the cause, I’d dart away my Lok Sabha membership,” Beniwal added.

If the authorities just isn’t any longer ready to implement suggestions of the Swaminathan Commission, it is going to guarantee the minimal give a boost to cost (MSP), the RLP chief acknowledged.

Farmers held demonstrations in several districts of the convey, including Kota, Ganganagar, Bharatpur, Hanumangarh and Alwar. At many places, toll plazas on the highways had been also closed and vehicles had been allowed to dart free.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed to the of us to retain peace while maintaining agitations. “Even on the Delhi-Jaipur motorway, farmers must space their demands democratically in front of the Centre and retain peace,” Gehlot tweeted.

Used deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot acknowledged the BJP-led authorities at the Centre must abandon its “adamant” angle and fulfil the demands of the farmers quickly.

Pilot tweeted, “Our Annadata had been struggling on the streets for the final 17 days remote from their family and dwelling in opposition to central authorities’s autocracy to guard their rights in Corona disaster and merciless winter. The BJP authorities must abandon adamant angle and fulfil the demands of the farmers quickly.”

Farmers had been protesting in opposition to the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Settlement of Tag Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020; the Farmers Develop Alternate and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and the Needed Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.

Enacted in September, the three farm licensed pointers had been projected by the authorities as necessary reforms in the agriculture sector that can consume away the middlemen and allow farmers to sell anyplace in the country.

Alternatively, the protesting farmers private expressed apprehension that the unusual licensed pointers would pave the style for taking away the safety cushion of Minimum Improve Tag and accomplish away with the mandis, leaving them at the mercy of massive corporates.

With inputs from PTI

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