Highlights: Representatives of Dalit Panchayats pledge to support farm stir

Updated on Mar 01, 2021 12:11 AM IST

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.

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.
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.(Reuters)
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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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    "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.

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    "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

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    "Farmers want laon waiver; parties make promises but after elections, they say there's no money," he also said.

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    Even after 3 months of protests, 'Centre has done nothing': Kejriwal

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    "More than 250 farmers have died in these 3 months, but the Centre has done nothing," he also said.

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  • 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

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  • Feb 28, 2021 08:51 AM IST

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    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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