New Delhi, 23 December. Agitating farmers in India have called for a nationwide strike today (Tuesday). Many political parties have also expressed support for it.
Farmers of Punjab and Haryana have been protesting for 12 days against the agriculture law brought by the Modi government. Farmers have continued to protest in different districts of the country including Delhi. In the meantime, they announced a shutdown in India on Tuesday. The agitating farmers’ organization has claimed that it will be successful in every part of the country.
Farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajowal said, “The bandh will be held from morning till evening.” According to him, a call has been made to stop the supply of milk and vegetables today. But emergency services like hospitals, ambulances and marriages will not be stopped.
Farmers have got the support of 18 opposition parties for this bandh. On Monday, Singh reached the border and the second demonstration site of the farmers. Five rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmers’ representatives. But so far no solution has been found.
Five rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmers’ representatives. But so far no solution has been found. The government has claimed that farmers’ fears about the minimum support price are wrong.
The government has indicated it is ready to make some changes to the law, but farmers have warned that the movement will not stop until all three agricultural laws are repealed. Their next talks with the government will be on Wednesday. Source: BBC Hindi