Farmers end today's 'Kisan Parliament' with national anthem at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi
The farmers ended the day with the national anthem and said they will keep returning to Jantar Mantar in batches.
The farmers ended the day with the national anthem and said they will keep returning to Jantar Mantar in batches. They've wrapped up for the day, and are now in the buses. The buses will go to Singhu and those from Tikri and Ghazipur will disperse from there later in the evening.
Farmers will run their own Parliament. Members of Parliament (MPs), irrespective of their parties, will be criticised in their constituencies if they don't raise voice for farmers in the House, said Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait.
A group of 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar in central Delhi on Thursday and conducted their 'Kisan Parliament' to protest against the Centre's three farm laws as the Monsoon session of Parliament was underway.
The 200 farmers, wearing identification badges and carrying flags of their unions, travelled to Jantar Mantar from their Singhu border protest site in buses with a police escort. The protest was to start at 11 am, but the farmers reached the venue only by 12:25 pm.
Upon reaching Jantar Mantar, farmers raised slogans, demanding the government scrap the three laws. The protesting farmers have been restricted to a small section of Jantar Mantar with police putting up barricades on both sides.
Meanwhile, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, Country has witnessed that these farm laws are beneficial and are in favour of farmers. We have had discussions about these laws. If they express their issues with the laws point-wise, we can discuss it.
The agitating farmers, who have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders since last November, plan to protest against the government and hold ‘Kisan Sansads’ on each working day of Parliament until the monsoon session ends.
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