Farmers Protest: A Call For ‘Bharat Bandh’ Backed By Opposition Parties

Farmers have blocked major highways and rail tracks in Punjab and Haryana. Opposition parties like TMC, Congress, SP, BSP, AAP, SAD, etc extended support to Bharat Bandh call

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Today is a 10-hour nationwide strike by the farmers who are protesting on the borders of the capital city Delhi against the three farm laws proposed by the central Bharatiya Janata Party government. Several opposition parties like TMC, Congress, SP, BSP, AAP, SAD, left parties like PWP, CPI, have extended their support to the Bharat Band’s call.

27 September marks the one year of the day when President Ramnath Kovind had given his assent on the three farm laws which are called black laws by the farmers. To display their solidarity with farmers, Congress’ general secretary (organization) KC Venugopal tweeted, “All PCC presidents, chiefs of frontal organizations are requested to go out in front with our Annadatas in their peaceful Bharat Bandh across the country.”

https://twitter.com/kcvenugopalmp/status/1442057646559748104?s=20

On the other hand, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee showed readiness to go to Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh to support the farmers’ protest. While addressing a public meeting yesterday, she said, “Tomorrow, there is a call for Bharat Bandh. Our party does not support bandhs. But we support their issue. If needed, we will go to Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh to support their protest.”

The Bandh began at 6 am today so far, farmers have blocked major highways and rail tracks in Punjab and Haryana. As per the reports, the highways currently blocked are Patiala National Highway near Jind and Chandigarh-Hisar National Highway. Several roads have also been blocked in the Fatehabad district.

Meanwhile, there is no statement from the central government about the call of Bharat Bandh given by the farmers. The government is Obstinate on its decision for one year and has shown no signs to complete farmers’ demands.