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Bharat Bandh Successful, Want Ramlila Maidan to Protest: Farmers

Catch all the updates on the farmers’ protests here.  

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FIR Lodged Against Akhilesh Yadav, 28 Others

The Lucknow police lodged an FIR against former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and 28 other leaders under the Epidemic Act.

Yadav had led a demonstration in Lucknow on Monday after the police stopped him from proceeding towards Kannauj, where he was scheduled to lead a Kisan Yatra.

5:12 PM , 08 Dec

Give Us Ramlila Maidan to Protest: Farmers Ask Govt

Punjab Kisan Union’s RS Mansa sought permission for the protesting farmers to use the Ramlila Ground in Delhi, as they did not want to cause inconvenience to “anyone in Delhi or Haryana.”

“We don't want to go to Burari, give us Ramlila Ground as we don't want to trouble people of Delhi and Haryana,” he told media at Singhu (Haryana-Delhi border).

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3:49 PM , 08 Dec
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Rahul, Pawar Among Opposition Leaders to Meet Prez Kovind

A joint delegation of Opposition parties will meet President Ram Nath Kovind at 5 pm, on Wednesday, 9 December.

“The delegation will include Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and three others. Due to COVID-19 protocols, only 5 people have been allowed to meet him,” said CPI (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury.

3:12 PM , 08 Dec
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Farmers Today Are Better Informed: Cong's Kamal Nath

“Are the farmers stupid that they've gathered here in such numbers? There's a huge difference in the farmers from 30 years ago and now. The farmers of today are much, much better informed,” said Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, expressing solidarity with protesting farmers.

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2:59 PM , 08 Dec

Home Minister to Meet Farmer Union Representatives at 7 pm Today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will meet representatives from protesting farmer unions at 7 pm on Tuesday, 8 November, said Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait.“We are going to Singhu Border now and from there we will go to the Home Minister,” he added.


Published: 08 Dec 2020, 8:08 AM IST
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