Farmers Protest Updates: Shiv Sena extends support to Bharat Bandh call by agitating farmers

Farmers Protest Live Updates: The government on Saturday proposed new rules for free markets provided for by The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, one of the laws being opposed by the farmers.
By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 11:25 PM IST

The protesting farmers opposing the centre’s new farm laws have agreed to a sixth round of talks - scheduled for Wednesday - after yesterday’s meeting yielded no breakthrough on the repeal of the three laws.

After the meeting Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said a new proposal would be placed before the farmers after discussions within the government.

The government on Saturday proposed new rules for free markets provided for by The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, one of the laws being opposed by the farmers.

The farmers’ representatives said they would intensify their agitation. They have called for a nationwide blockade on December 8.

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Shiv Sena supports Bharat Bandh call on December 8

Shiv Sena has extended its support to the countrywide strike called by agitating farmers’ unions against the recently passed farm laws. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a tweet extended his support to the agitating farmers’ groups.

Prominent opposition leaders support Bharat Bandh, issue joint statement

Several opposition leaders including Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, DMK chief MK Stalin and People’s Alliance of Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) chief Farooq Abdullah issued a joint statement supporting the Bharat Bandh call issued by the farmers’ unions.

BJP-ally, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party, extends support to farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh

RLP leader Hanuman Beniwal posted a video on Twitter, announcing his support for the farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh on December 8.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav assures full support to farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday announced that the Rashtriya Janata Dal fully supports the countrywide strikes called by farmers’ groups. In a tweet Yadav said, “You have our full support or cooperation.”

Union minister Tomar to meet with MoSs Kailash Choudhary and Parshottam Rupala

Union minister Narendra S Tomar will hold a meeting later tonight with his two ministers of state, news agency ANI reported.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet President Kovind

The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar will meet President Kovind on December 9 to hold discussions regarding the ongoing protests, ANI reported.

Bharatiya Kisan Union’s Lokshakti faction start marching towards Delhi

Members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lokshakti) have started their protest against the farm laws and were seen marching towards Delhi on their tractors. Several members of the faction were seen shirtless in a video shared by news agency ANI.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal supports farmers’ groups call for Bharat Bandh

The chief minister urged party workers to support the bandh in a peaceful manner. Earlier, Kejriwal’s cabinet minister Gopal Rai had also urged party workers across the nation to support the farmers’ call for nationwide bandh.

Delhi goods transport body and Indian Tourists Transport association support Bharat Bandh call

The Indian Tourists Transport association and the Delhi Goods Transport Association said that the farmers are the essential to their business and have decided to support their cause.

AAP minister Gopal Rai says Delhi CM has asked party workers to support call for Bharat Bandh

AAP minister Gopal Rai told news agency ANI that Delhi CM has asked party officials and workers to support the farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh. He said that he himself has urged party workers to support the farmers’ unions.

If government doesn’t withdraw black laws, will return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award: Boxer Vijendra Singh

If the government doesn’t withdraw the black laws, I will return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award - the highest sporting honour of the nation: Boxer Vijender Singh.

He also joined protest with the other Punjab’s sportspersons at Singhu border.

We had opposed the Bills in Parliament, we continue to do so.: TRS MLC K Kavitha

We had opposed the Bills in Parliament, we continue to do so. MSP hasn’t been assured in any of these Bills. Also, if mandi structure is dismantled there’s no alternative structure in this country, so farmer is insecure. TRS will support the farmer’ Bandh call: K Kavitha, TRS MLC

A Shiromani Akali Dal delegation met Maharashtra CM today

A Shiromani Akali Dal delegation met Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray today. “He said that he’ll support all programs of farmers during agitation. He’ll also come to the meeting in Delhi two weeks later. He said that he’ll support farmers’ agitation,” says the delegation.

Congress has decided to support Bharat Bandh on December 8: Pawan Khera

Congress has decided to support the Bharat Bandh on December 8. We will be demonstrating the same at our party offices. It will be a step strengthening Rahul Gandhi’s support to the farmers. We will ensure that the demonstration is successful: Congress Spokesperson Pawan Khera.

JJP’s Julana MLA Amarjeet Singh come in support of agitating farmers

JJP’s Julana MLA Amarjeet Singh come in support of the agitating farmers. He is the fourth JJP MLA to express solidarity with the farmers. Singh, said he is first a farmer than an MLA and the government should clear farmers’ doubt over three laws. “ The elderly farmers are sitting for their demands amid such cold weather conditons. These farmers are producing food for us and they are protecting for the valid reasons,” he added.

Telangana CM extends support to Bharat bandh call on December 8

Telangana CM and TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao has extended TRS’ total support to Bharat bandh called on December 8 by farmers. He said that the TRS rank and file would participate actively in the proposed bandh: Chief Minister’s Office.

JJP rebel MLA Ram Kumar Gautam extends his support to protesting farmers

Extending his support to the protesting farmers’ across the country, Jannayak Janata party (JJP) rebel Narnaunda MLA Ram Kumar Gautam on Sunday urged the union government to withdraw three farm laws.

I think farmers should think how this is being politicised: Kailash Choudhary

I think farmers should think how this is being politicised and not get lured by the ones who are trying to score political benefits. I have faith in PM Modi’s leadership and farmers. I’m sure farmers will never make a decision that will cause unrest anywhere in the country. These laws have provided freedom to them. I don’t think the real farmers, working in their farms, are bothered about it: Kailash Choudhary.

Nation’s farmers are in favour of these laws but some political people are trying to add fuel to the fire: MoS Agriculture Kailash Choudhary

Government has said that MSP will continue. We can give it in writing too. I think Congress government (in states) and Opposition are trying to instigate farmers. Nation’s farmers are in favour of these laws but some political people are trying to add fuel to the fire: MoS Agriculture Kailash Choudhary

Representatives of several farmer unions hold meeting near Singhu border

Representatives of several farmer unions hold a meeting near Singhu border (Haryana-Delhi border) as their protest against the farm laws enters Day 11.

Farmers protest at Burari’s Nirankari Samagam Ground

Farmers protest at Burari’s Nirankari Samagam Ground against recent farm laws enters 11th day.

Farmers continue to hold sit-in protest at Haryana-Delhi border

Farmers continue to hold a sit-in protest at Singhu (Haryana-Delhi border) against the Centre’s farm laws.

DU students join farmers’ protest at Singhu border, express solidarity

Scores of students from Delhi University (DU) came to Singhu border on Saturday to express solidarity with the farmers who have been protesting against three recently enacted farm laws.

Seven Delhi borders closed in view of farmers’ protest

The Delhi traffic police have closed seven borders, including Singhu, Auchandi, Lampur, Piao Maniyari, Mangesh, Tikri, Jharoda, for any traffic movement in view of the farmers’ protest against the farm laws.

Rai Singh Dhaliwal announced to return his President’s Medal in solidarity with protesting farmers

Rai Singh Dhaliwal, a retired commandant from Punjab Home Guards, announced to return his President’s Medal in solidarity with the protesting farmers.

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