Highlights: Representatives of Dalit Panchayats pledge to support farm stir
Farmers’ unions representatives protesting at Delhi’s borders for more than three months have shown no signs of withdrawing their agitation. The protests which have entered its 93rd day on Sunday continue as no new dates for discussions between the government and farmers’ unions have been declared.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait of the Bharatiya Kisan Union will travel to the southern states of Telangana and Karnataka to garner support for the repeal of the farm laws.
Farmers are protesting against the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance, and Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 at Delhi’s borders.
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FEB 28, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Didn't call for any milk price hike, says Samyukta Kisan Morcha
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha clarified on Sunday that it did not put out any call for boycotting milk sales between March 1-5 by farmers or hiking of the price later on. This comes after 'khap panchayat' (community council) in Haryana's Hisar urged dairy farmers to sell milk at ₹100 per litre to government cooperative societies in protest against the farm laws and increased fuel prices.
FEB 28, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Representatives of Dalit Panchayats pledge to support farmers' agitation
Representatives of numerous Dalit Panchayats on Sunday came together to pledge their support to the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three new farm laws. The representatives added that they and the farmers would unitedly fight against the laws till they are withdrawn.
FEB 28, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Centre waived 8 crore loan of industrialists in the last few years: Kejriwal
Over the last few years, the Centre waived 8 crore loan of industrialists. I ask centre, why you can't you do the same for farmers. They can do it but they don't want, Kejriwal said in Meerut.
FEB 28, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Our farmers can be anything but not traitors: Kejriwal
"These protesting farmers have faced water cannons. Such atrocities were not meted out during the British rule. And now, false cases are being slapped on protesters. The entire Red Fort episode was managed by Centre, they misguided the farmers who did not know Delhi roads, " said Kejriwal.
"Our farmers can be anything but not traitors. They have faced sedition charges, it's like they are traitors. One son of the country is defending country's borders, the other is at the border of Delhi," he also said.
FEB 28, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Centre cheated the farmers: Kejriwal
"Before polls, BJP said it will implement Swaminathan report. The BJP won election with huge mandate, but within three years of winning the polls, they filed an affidavit in Supreme Court saying won't be able to pay MSP. This is how they have cheated the farmers," says Arcing Kejriwal attacking the central government.
FEB 28, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Farm laws are like death warrants for farmers: Kejriwal
"The three "farm laws are like death warrants for farmers, it's the mater of life and death for them," says Kejriwal. "These laws will give the crop to a few of Modi's friends. The farmers will become a slave in his own fields. That's why they are fighting for their right; it's a do-or-die situation for them," he also said.
FEB 28, 2021 02:54 PM IST
Every party and government has cheated farmers: Kejriwal
Every party and government has cheated these farmers. Farmers have been demanding the right price for his crop for the last 70 years. Every party's manifesto promises to offer right price for the produce, but none of them fulfilled those promises," said Kejriwal. "If that would have been the case, no farmer would have committed suicide," he added.
"Farmers want laon waiver; parties make promises but after elections, they say there's no money," he also said.
3.5 lakh farmers have committed suicide in last 25 years
FEB 28, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Even after 3 months of protests, 'Centre has done nothing': Kejriwal
Today, the farmers of our country is unhappy. It's been more than 90 days that they have been protesting near Delhi along with her family. Nobody likes to protest in these conditions, says Kejriwal in Meerut Kisan Mahapanchayat
"More than 250 farmers have died in these 3 months, but the Centre has done nothing," he also said.
FEB 28, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Kejriwal to address 'Kisan Mahapanchayat'
AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal to address 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' in Meerut shortly.
FEB 28, 2021 02:13 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav says govt has not spoken on the plight of farmers
The RJD leader without taking the name of the Prime Minister, said that government needs to speak of welfare of youth and farmers.
FEB 28, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Kisan Ekta Morcha asks farmers to continue protests
Kisan Ekta Morcha says farmers should continue their protests and said that the Prime Minister should make time to meet protesting farmers' unions.
FEB 28, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Khap leader from Shamli expresses support for Kejriwal's rally
A Khap leader from UP expressed his support for the Kisan rally while extending his gratitude towards Delhi CM Kejriwal for providing electricity and clean water to agitating farmers at Delhi's borders.
FEB 28, 2021 09:26 AM IST
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi issues fresh challenge to the Prime Minister
Congress MP from Wayanad dared the PM to address farmers issues and the rising rate of unemployment hours ahead of Prime Minister's monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat.
FEB 28, 2021 08:51 AM IST
BKU Ekta Ugrahan says govt not paying attention to plight of farmers
The farmer union said that Prime Minister is not caring for the farmers' agitation.
FEB 28, 2021 07:08 AM IST
AAP to conduct Mahapanchayat in UP
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to extend his support to agitating farmers, to hold Kisan Mahapanchayat in Meerut.
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