‘Bandh Successful, Let Us Protest at Ramlila Ground’: Farm Leaders
The leaders also said they will participate in the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah called at 7 pm on Tuesday.
Farm leaders on Tuesday, 8 December, demanded they be allowed to protest at the Ramlila Ground in Delhi, saying that they don’t want to cause any inconvenience to people from Delhi and Haryana.
Addressing a press conference on a day when several parts of the country saw ‘Bharat Bandh’ protests against the three contentious farm laws, farm leaders also said they will participate in the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah called at 7 pm on Tuesday.
“We do not want to cause any inconvenience to anyone from Delhi or Haryana, we should be allowed to hold protest at Ramlila Ground,” Punjab Kisan Union’s RS Mansa was quoted as saying at the Singhu border between Delhi and Haryana on Tuesday.
“Central government bows down before our ‘Bharat Bandh’… There is no midway, we will demand just ‘yes’ or ‘no’ from Home Minister Amit Shah at today’s meeting,” he added.
Calling the ‘Bharat Bandh’ successful, farm leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni said the government now knows that they don’t have a way out.
The ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Tuesday came as protests against the three farm laws continue to intensify, with farm leaders calling for a complete withdrawal of the legislations. The Centre has till now indicated its willingness to amend parts of the law.
As the deadlock continues, the sixth round of talks between farmers’ representatives and the government has been scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
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