Thousands of farmers, who began a march from Nashik to Mumbai on Thursday morning, called off their protest late at night after the state government promised to meet their demands, set deadlines to do so and hold review meetings every two months to track the progress.
Maharashtra Farmer’s Protest: The farmers march which was supposed to start on Wednesday was postponed by one day as police personnel detained the vehicles carrying the farmers to the venue in places like Palghar, Kasara, Dahanu and Jawahar. read more
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who too was present at the rally, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government had “stabbed farmers in the back” by not fulfilling promises made to them. read more
Farmers’ march in Delhi: Delhi chief minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said the Union government should implement the Swaminathan report in five months, otherwise farmers will show their might in the 2019 elections. read more
Central Delhi witnessed traffic disruptions on Friday as thousands of farmers from all over the country marched towards Parliament after camping overnight at Ramlila Maidan to press for their demands of debt relief and better MSP for crops, among others. Political leaders from various parties including Rahul Gandhi have landed at Parliament Street to address the farmers. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is also expected.
Protesting farmers have reached Parliament Street on the second day of a 2-day protest to press for their demands for debt relief, better MSP for crops, among others. The farmers, who have been camping at the Ramlila ground here since Thursday, began their march on Friday amid heavy police deployment.
Farmers’ march: Thousands of farmers have pitched tents in the capital to demand a session of Parliament devoted exclusively to agriculture. They also want passage of two farmer-oriented private member’s bills endorsed by 21 Opposition parties in the... read more
If allowed to march from Ramlila Ground to Jantar Mantar, the farmers will pass through Guru Nanak Chowk, Ranjit Singh Flyover and Tolstoy Marg, said the traffic police. But they will not be allowed to get near the Parliament House, police added. read more
Farmers’ protest In Delhi HIGHLIGHTS: Thousands of farmers from across the country took out a rally to Parliament street in Delhi on Friday to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce. read more