Farmers' Protest LIVE: Bills won't benefit farmers, says Maharashtra Dy CM
Various farmers' bodies have hit the streets against the agricultural bills. Farmers argue that the bills will dismantle the MSP system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates. However, the Centre, has repeatedly assured them MSP will not be withdrawn.
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A country-wide bandh is being observed on Friday against the Centre’s contentious farm bills. Various farmers’ bodies, including the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) are participating in the Bharat Bandh. Also, in Punjab, farmers’ three-day rail roko agitation has entered its second day as protesters continue to sit on railway tracks across the state.
Meanwhile, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the oldest ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power at the Centre, will hold a ‘chakka’ jam across Punjab against the agricultural bills. The party’s only representative in the Union cabinet, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, had resigned last week in protest against the bills.
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Maharashtra deputy CM questions 'hurry' in passing bills
"Farmers have opposed the bills as they feel these will not benefit them. NCP has also opposed it. What was the hurry to pass them? We are trying that these Bills aren't implemented in the state. We've held a meeting on it," says Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar.
Maha Vikas Aghadi opposes Centre's farm bills
Maharashtra minister and state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat says Maha Vikas Aghadi opposes farm bills and that the government will decide not to implement it in Maharashtra.
Quit as Union minister against black law: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
"I quit as union food processing industry minister in opposition of the ‘kala kanoon’ (black law) being brought by the Modi government," says Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
Farmers need unequivocal support from all: Sukhbir Badal
"Farmers need support from all quarters of the society as agriculture sector contributes significantly in the national building. Unequivocal support of the society will force the Centre to listen to the grievances of the farming community," says Sukhbir Badal.
Sukhbir and Harsimrat Kaur Badal join 'chakka jam;
SAD president Sukhbir Badal and Bathinda Lok Sabha MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal begin 'chakka jam' at Badal village in Muktsar.
Tamil Nadu farmers protest with human skulls in Trichy
Farmers from National South Indian River Interlinking Farmers’ Association protest outside Collector's office in Trichy with human skulls against the farm bills.
Brawl breaks out between BJP-JAP workers in Patna
A clash breaks out in Patna between workers of the BJP and Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) after JAP workers tried to enter BJP office while protesting against farm bills/
Bharatiya Kisan Union protest in Noida, traffic diverted
Members of Bhartiya Kisan Union block roads, stage protest near Delhi border in Noida against farm bills. Traffic diverted to ensure people don't face any inconvenience.
'BJP karyakartas should reach out to farmers on ground,' says PM Modi
Addressing BJP workers on 104th birth anniversary of party ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, PM Modi urges them to reach out to farmers on ground and inform them on intricacies and importance of the new farm reforms.
RJD protests against farm bills in Patna
#WATCH Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav sits atop a tractor while Tejashwi Yadav drives it, during the protest against #AgricultureBills passed in the Parliament. #Bihar pic.twitter.com/kHEyuX9kmy— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2020
Farm bills remind of East India company, tweets Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra says BJP's farm bills remind of East India company, adding no injustice with farmers shall be allowed.
Tejashwi Yadav slams govt over farm bills
"Govt has made our 'anndaata' a puppet through its 'fund daata'. Farm Bills are anti-farmer and have left them dejected. Govt had said that they'll double farmers' income by 2022 but these Bills will make them poorer. Agriculture sector has been corporatised," says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
Protesters block Amritsar-Delhi national highway
Punjab: Farmers, under the aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), block Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Jalandhar, in protest against #FarmBills passed in the Parliament. pic.twitter.com/6zsXZ5VhnW— ANI (@ANI) September 25, 2020
Delhi Police deploys personnel on Delhi-Uttar Pradesh highway
Delhi Police deploys personnel in Chilla near Delhi-UP border in the wake of nationwide anti-farm bills protest.
First published: Sep 25, 2020 07:20 IST