Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav has asked farmers of Bihar to come out in support of the farmers’ stir currently taking place in Delhi over the new farm laws. Addressing the media at the party headquarters in Patna, RJD leader urged the farmers of the state and other organisations to hit the roads and strengthen the protests in Delhi over Minimum Support Price (MSP) and farm laws.
During the interaction with media. Yadav lashed out at the Central government and said the new laws were not in interest of farmers. RJD’s state party president Jadanand Singh announced that a dharna will be held on December 5 at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan. He said the party will be organising a dharna at 10 AM in support of the agitating farmers in Delhi over the new farm reform laws.
Earlier on Thursday, the meeting between the Centre and 35 farmer groups failed to reached any resolution. However, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has hinted that the Centre was open to amending three key sections of the farm law. The talks between the two sides will continue tomorrow as well.
In other news, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said the farmers were being insulted and being called Khalistanis and Congressis. He said the farmers have hit the roads despite the cold in order to raise their demands rising above religion, caste and creed. He also slammed the usage of force on protesting farmers by the Haryana government. He said had they not stopped farmers or used force, the situation would have not been so bad. Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti said that Centre was brought to its knees by the farmers’ stir. She said the BJP was scared by the power of people.