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Oppn Parties Supporting ‘Bharat Bandh’ Should Apologise: UP CM

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Farmers stage a protest at Singhu border during their ‘Dilli Chalo’ march against the Centre’s new farm laws, in New Delhi.
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A day ahead of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farm leaders, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday, 7 December, accused opposition parties of “politicising” the farms laws, saying that the Congress is indulging in “double speak”.

“Opposition parties which have extended support for Tuesday's ‘Bharat Bandh’ should apologise before the nation,” he was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, as the farmers’ protest against the three contentious laws entered the 12th day on Monday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal paid a visit to the protest site at Singhu border, and reviewed facilities for the farmers. On the other hand, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav was detained in Lucknow after leading a brief sit-in protest against the farm laws.

Snapshot
  • A joint statement was issued by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury, among others, supporting the call for ‘Bharat Bandh’
  • The ‘Bharat Bandh’ will be observed till 3 pm on Tuesday, but emergency services will be allowed, farm leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said on Monday.
  • The Centre has asked all states and UTs to tighten security during the ‘Bharat Bandh’, asserting that peace and tranquillity must be maintained, officials were quoted by PTI as saying
  • A delegation of 20 farmers from Haryana met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday to extend support to the new farm laws
  • The protesting farmers are scheduled to meet the Centre for another round of talks on Wednesday

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11:19 PM , 07 Dec

Farmers' Delegation Meets Agri Minister, Extends Support to New Laws

A delegation of 20 farmers from Haryana met Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Monday to extend support to the new farm laws, a day ahead of the ‘Bharat Bandh’, PTI reported.

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11:17 PM , 07 Dec

Won't Support 'Bharat Bandh', Would Like to See Improvements in Laws: RSS-Backed Org

The RSS-backed Bharatiya Kisan Sangh on Monday said it won't support the 'Bharat Bandh' against the farm laws, but would like the legislations to go through some "improvements”, PTI reported.

11:02 PM , 07 Dec

'Will Move SC Over Farm Laws': Kerala Minister

Kerala Agriculture Minister VS Sunil Kumar on Monday said that the state government will move the Supreme Court over the farm laws. “"We will move SC this week itself. The anti-farmer laws will not be implemented in Kerala and an alternative law will be considered," he was quoted by ANI as saying.

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6:45 PM , 07 Dec

'Bharat Bandh' Till 3 pm on Tuesday, Emergency Services to be Allowed: Farm Leader

The ‘Bharat Bandh’ called against the three farm laws will be observed till 3 pm on Tuesday, but emergency services will be allowed, farm leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said on Monday.

Addressing a press conference, Rajewal said they want nothing less than a withdrawal of the new laws.

The farm leaders have also appealed farmers to not force anyone to observe the bandh, PTI reported.


Published: 07 Dec 2020, 7:48 AM IST
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