Bharat Bandh supported by major political parties and states in India

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has stepped up patrolling and deployed additional personnel in the border areas of the national capital ahead of the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the farmers' union on September 27 to protest against the Centre's three agricultural laws. Officials gave this information on Sunday. The United Kisan Morcha, a body of over 40 agricultural unions spearheading the farmers' agitation, had earlier appealed to the people to join the bandh.

According to the police, patrolling has been increased, additional personnel have been deployed at checkpoints, especially in the border areas and every vehicle entering the national capital is being thoroughly checked. Several non-NDA parties have extended support to the 10-hour nationwide bandh called on Monday by farmers led by the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) to protest against three agricultural laws. The SKM on Sunday appealed for complete peace during the bandh and urged all Indians to join the strike.



Leave the agitation and adopt the path of dialogue- Narendra Singh Tomar

On the other hand, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on Sunday that 'I urge the farmers to leave the agitation and adopt the path of dialogue. The government is ready to consider the objection raised by them and it has been discussed many times before and even after that, they feel that if there is an issue then the government will definitely talk about it.  

There will be special security arrangements at the city limits.

Adequate security arrangements would be made to maintain law and order in the national capital on Monday in view of the Bharat Bandh, a senior police official said. The official said no protesters would be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites on the city limits. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said, “Adequate security arrangements have been made as a precautionary measure in view of the Bharat Bandh. Check posts have been strengthened in the border areas and adequate deployment will be made at all important installations including India Gate and Vijay Chowk.  

'All vehicles will be thoroughly checked at the picket'

There is no information yet about any protest being organized in the city, but all precautionary measures are being taken to avoid any untoward incident, an official said. Another official said, "Security will be precautionary and we are on full alert. In Delhi, there is no call for Bharat Bandh ', but we will keep you posted workers are keeping an eye on developments and significant numbers.' 'One of outer district police official said that would not allow the demonstrators to Delhi Additional forces have already been deployed in the district after the farmers' dharna on the Tikri border. "However, all the roads connecting Delhi with the villages in the border areas will be thoroughly checked. All vehicles will be thoroughly checked at the picket.  

SKM made this request to political parties

The SKM had urged all political parties to stand with the farmers "to defend the principles of democracy and federalism". In a statement issued recently, the SKM had said, "On the completion of ten months of this historic struggle, the SKM has called for 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday (27 September) against the Central Government. "SKM appeals to every Indian to join this nationwide movement and make 'Bharat Bandh' a massive success," the statement said. In particular, we appeal to workers, traders, transporters, businessmen, students, youth and women and organizations of all social movements to show solidarity with the farmers on that day.  

'Bharat Bandh' has been announced from 6 am to 4 pm

The SKM had said in the statement that the Bharat Bandh would be from 6 am to 4 pm, during which all government and private offices, educational and other institutions, shops, industries and commercial establishments as well as public events and other events across the country. Will be closed It said, all emergency establishments including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue operations and essential services and people attending to personal emergencies would be exempted.  

Farmers are standing on the borders of Delhi

Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been protesting at the borders of Delhi since November last year. The protesters are demanding the repeal of three agricultural laws, which they fear will do away with the minimum support price system and leave them at the mercy of big corporates. However, the government is projecting 3 laws as major agricultural reforms. More than 11 rounds of talks between the two sides have failed to break the deadlock.  

Party workers, state unit chiefs should join Kisan Union's 'Bharat Bandh': Congress  

The Congress on Sunday asked all its workers, state unit chiefs and heads of organizations affiliated with the party to take part in the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the farmers' union on September 27 to protest against the Centre's three agricultural laws. The United Kisan Morcha, a body of over 40 agricultural unions spearheading the farmers' agitation, had earlier appealed to the people to join the bandh.  

Congress General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said the Congress and its workers will extend their full support to the peaceful 'Bharat Bandh' called by the farmers' union on Monday. He tweeted, "We believe in the rights of our farmers and we will stand with them in their fight against black agricultural laws." May they come with our Annadata in a peaceful Bharat Bandh across the country.  

11 rounds of talks have been held so far

Let us tell you that to break the deadlock and end the farmers' protest, the government and the farmers union have held 11 rounds of talks so far, the last one was on 22 January. Talks have not resumed after widespread violence during a tractor rally by farmer protesters on 26 January. Farmer groups have alleged that these laws will do away with the 'mandi' and Minimum Support Price (MSP) procurement system and leave farmers at the mercy of big corporates. At the same time, the government has dismissed these apprehensions as wrong and said that these steps will help in increasing the income of the farmers.  

Andhra Pradesh government supports 'Bharat Bandh' of farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has declared full support to the Bharat Bandh on September 27 led by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha. This announcement was made by the State Information and Transport Minister Perni Venkatramaiah (Nani) on Saturday. Apart from this, the Andhra government has also spoken of supporting the employees of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. He said the Andhra Pradesh government, including the YSR Congress, would support the concerns of farmers and steel plant workers. Venkatramaiah told reporters that the state government has decided to stop Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses across the state from midnight of September 26 to the afternoon of September 27. He also said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has made it clear that he is completely against the privatization of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. The minister appealed to the people to protest peacefully during the bandh. It should be noted that the Left  

SP and BSP announce support to farmers' Bharat Bandh

The major opposition parties of Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have announced their support for the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the United Kisan Morcha on September 27 against the three agricultural laws of the central government. The state's main opposition party, SP, tweeted on Sunday, "Samajwadi Party fully supports the Bharat Bandh called yesterday by the agitating farmers against the black agricultural laws of the BJP government. The government should withdraw the anti-black laws of farmers."   

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, supported the 'Bharat Bandh' of the United Kisan Morcha against the three agricultural laws and demanded the central government to withdraw these laws. The BSP chief tweeted on Sunday, "Farmers of the country, who disagree with the three hasty agricultural laws made by the Center and are unhappy for their return, have been agitating in the entire country and especially in the states around Delhi for almost 10 months. And he has called for 'Bharat Bandh' on Monday, whose BSP's support for peaceful conduct.

In her series of tweets, Mayawati said, "At the same time, there is an appeal again to the Central Government to withdraw all the three disputed agricultural laws by showing due sympathy and sensitivity towards the farmers' society and further the new law with proper consultation and their consent." Please bring it to solve this problem. If the farmers are happy and happy, then the country will be happy and prosperous.

It is noteworthy that the United Kisan Morcha, which is agitating against the agricultural laws, had announced a 'Bharat Bandh' on September 27 at the Kisan Mahapanchayat of Muzaffarnagar on September 5. The United Kisan Morcha had earlier announced 'Bharat Bandh' on 25 September. The Kisan Morcha has said that during the 'Bharat Bandh' on September 27, everything will be closed in the country. Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait while addressing the mahapanchayat said that he will not end his agitation till the three agricultural laws are withdrawn.

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