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Kejriwal to fast in solidarity with farmers, says Modi govt should scrap farm laws

At a virtual press briefing, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the Centre should immediately accept all demands of farmers who have been protesting on Delhi's borders for the past two weeks.

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday asked the BJP-ruled Centre to shun “arrogance” and scrap three farm laws as demanded by agitating farmers, and bring a Bill to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for agricultural produce.

Kejriwal said he will hold one-day fast on Monday in response to a call given by the agitating farmers and urged his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers as well as the people of the country to join in.

Addressing a virtual press briefing, the chief minister said the Centre should immediately accept all demands of the farmers who have been protesting on Delhi’s borders for the past two weeks.

Enacted in September, the three farm laws have been projected by the central government as major reforms in the agriculture sector that will remove the middlemen and allow farmers to sell anywhere in the country.

However, the protesting farmers have expressed apprehension that the new laws would pave the way for eliminating the safety cushion of MSP and do away with the mandi system, leaving them at the mercy of big corporates.


Also read: Farmer union vacates Chilla border after ‘successful’ meet with Rajnath, says protest not over


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. He will fast for a full 2 hours & then head to the Pizza, Chaat and cold drinks stalls that the “farmer protesters” have set up blocking the highways.
    Has anybody even a thought to the millions of innocent citizens inconvenienced by these “protests”?
    Do these protestors have any sense of shame?
    Is there any sense of law & order?
    And who is encouraging this lawless behavior?
    Politicians like this moron leader who will “fast in solidarity”, the Congress led by that half-wit clown Rahul Gandhi and rent-a-cause leftists & rabble rousers & anti-nationals too numerous to mention.
    India my heart bleeds ………………

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