Farmers To Block Delhi-Jaipur Highway As Protests Intensify
Farmers have been living on the borders of Delhi for the last 17 days against the agricultural law of the Modi government.
The talk of five rounds between the farmers and the government has been inconclusive and the performance of the farmers is still going on. In this sequence, Farmers has called for the closure of the Delhi-Jaipur highway today (on Saturday).
Farmer leader Balveer Singh Rajewal from the Singhu border, while stating the forward strategy of the demonstration, said that many people are saying that the farmers are planning to stop the train but so far we have not decided anything like this.
Rajewal said that to block the Delhi-Jaipur highway, the protesters will not go through the Singhu border, but people from Rajasthan will come and close the Delhi-Jaipur highway. People who are sitting here will be sitting like this.
Apart from the Delhi-Jaipur highway, will any other highways be closed?
In response to this question, he said that a large number of farmers are sitting on the Palwal and Noida border. Farmer leader Rajewal also said that since sending the proposal, no proposal has been given by the government for talks.
With the government rejecting the draft sent on December 9, the farmer leaders had made it clear that the struggle would be intensified in the coming days.
In this sequence, SS Pandher of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti told news agency ANI that ‘About 700 tractors of Sangharsh Samiti have left Delhi from Amritsar. They will reach the Delhi border and support the remaining farmers.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and 13 farmer leaders also met on December 8 after the failure of the five-stage talks between the farmer leaders and the government, but this conversation was also fruitless.
After this, on December 9, the government sent a 20-page proposal to the farmers who were demonstrating, but the farmer leaders refused to accept it.
Along with rejecting the proposal, the farmer leaders had announced their forward strategy and also made it clear that until the government does not accept all their demands and withdraws the agricultural law, their performance will continue.
Announcing their forward strategy, the farmer leaders had spoken of closing the Delhi-Jaipur Highway Expressway today.
So are all the ways of talking to the government closed ?
In a conversation with reporters on Friday, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal has said that he has not stopped the path of dialogue and if the government invites him to discuss, he will go. Talking to reporters on the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, he said that we have not ruled out talks with the government.
He said, “We will not invite the government from our side, but if they call us for talks, we will definitely go.”
At the same time, Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesman of the Indian Farmers Union, said that both the government and the farmer would have to retreat, the government should withdraw the law and the farmer would go to their houses.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addresses the problem of Delhiites
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday, ‘The proposal sent by the government is with the farmers but no comments of those people have come to us. Yes, but it was learned from the media that they have turned down the proposal. There is no proposal for talks from their side yet, as soon as the proposal comes, we are ready for talks. “
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “They should break the deadlock. They should end the agitation and adopt a path of dialogue. It is winter and the corona epidemic is also in danger. Farmers are in danger. The movement also makes the public trouble. The people of Delhi are getting upset, so in the interest of the public, in the interest of the farmers, they should end their agitation. “
After Delhi-Jaipur highway, what is the plan next
On December 9, the farmers had informed about the strategy ahead in a press conference.
- Toll plazas across the country will be made free for one day.
- All the ministers of BJP will be gheraoed and boycotted in a complete manner.
- In Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, dharna will be organized on the 14th, which will not march to Delhi. Ambani and Adani will be strongly opposed.
Which laws are the farmers opposing?
First – according to the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), 2020 law, farmers can sell their produce outside the mandis notified by the APMC i.e. Agriculture Produce Market Committee and without paying taxes to other states.
Second – Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Service Law, 2020. According to this, farmers can do contract and market it directly.
Third – Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. In this, apart from production, storage, sale of cereals, pulses, edible oil, onions have been deregulated except in exceptional circumstances.