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Farmers’ Bharat Bandh, gets wider Support political parties, NGOs, bollywood, students and ladies


Farmers’ union, “Samyukt Kisan Morcha” which is the coalition of 500 farmer organisations has called for Bharat Bandh on 8th of December 2020. It has got has got a greater response for support with as many as 24 political parties, commerce unions, college students, youth and ladies organisations throughout the nation backing the bandh.

Farmers, who’ve been protesting on the borders of Delhi from past 12 days demanding the repeal of THREE controversial FARM BILLS and dropping of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020, to call for the bandh was the union government’s lack of ability to deal with their issues regardless of three rounds of talks in a week.

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All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee – an umbrella organisation of 250 farmer teams and a part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha – criticised the central government for asserting it won’t withdraw the three farm bills, regardless of a lot opposition from the farming community throughout the nation.

Government’s negate attitude

“It is clear that the government’s adamant and rigidness in its firm stand to coerce the farming people of Nation, and that it is negate to any criticism and suggestions.” It additionally alleged that all this has been wasting everyone’s time “by pretending to hold talks with an open mind.”

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Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters, averted attacking the farmers directly, but blamed the opposition, notably the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party, as “deceitful, and shameful” for becoming a member of the farmers’ agitation towards the reforms that they had been advocating the same when they were in power.

All party support

Among the political parties that came ahead to help the bandh had been Congress, Left parties, Telangana Rashtra Samithi, DMK, JMM, Shiv Sena, Gupkar Alliance, Shiromani Akali Dal, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal amongst others.

Trinamul Congress, then again, stated it supports the agitation, however not the bandh. The Congress party stated the central government can be squarely accountable for the inconvenience brought on to normal public by the bandh because it has brought the issues to this go.

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Addressing the media, Punjab Congress President Sunil Jakhar stated: “Please do not follow American strategy. The union government should not become a lobbyist for the corporate world in India.”

Gujarat impose section 144

Farmer associations non-governmental organisations working in primary sector in Telangana and Karnataka stated they may take part within the bandh. In Gujarat, on the other hand, farmers are divided over supporting the bandh, however the Vijay Rupani’s government has imposed the Section 144 on Tuesday prohibiting gathering of more than 4 individuals throughout the State. There won’t be any bandh in Kerala because the local body elections are on within the State.

Support beyond farming fraternity

Numerous commerce unions, college students, youth ladies orgnisations and intellectuals and distinguished personalities including Bollywood stars have come ahead to support the bandh.

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