Chandigarh: Farmers are protesting demanding the implementation of law on minimum support price (MSP) of crops. To put pressure on the Centre, a team of Union ministers on Monday evening started talks with peasant leaders to stop them from holding a ‘Delhi Chalo’ march. In this, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal and Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda are holding a meeting with farmer leaders at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration in Sector 26 here.
Peasant organizations will march to Delhi.
Samikat Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) leader Jagjit Singh Dalewal and Kisan Mazdoor Singharsh Samiti general secretary Saron Singh Pandhar participated in the ongoing meeting here. SKM (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced that more than 200 agricultural organizations will march to Delhi on Tuesday to demand a law to guarantee minimum support price (MSP) for crops, including a law. Press the center with your demands. A detailed discussion took place in the first meeting between Union Ministers and leaders of farmers’ organizations on February 8.
Security alert on borders
SKM (Non-Political) leader Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal said tractor-trolleys would gather at Mehlan Chowk in Fatehgarh Sahib district and Sangrur on Monday evening. Ahead of the farmers’ proposed ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 13 in the national capital, security has been tightened and traffic restrictions have been imposed at the Singho, Gazipur and Tikri borders. Apart from legal guarantee for minimum support price of farmers, implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations, pension for farmers and farm labourers, waiver of farm loans, withdrawal of police cases and Lakhimpur Kheri violence victims. There are also demands for “justice”. are demanding Farmers have planned to go to Delhi from Ambala-Shambhu border, Khanuri-Jund and Dabwali border.
Internet service stopped in many districts
Police have also made elaborate arrangements in Jund, Fatehabad, Kurukshetra and Sirsa districts along Haryana’s border with Punjab. Internet services and bulk SMS facilities have been suspended in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jund, Hissar, Fatehabad and Sirsa till February 13. Haryana Police has issued a traffic advisory, asking commuters to take alternate routes and plan their journey accordingly. A large number of farmers from Punjab and surrounding areas of Ambala gathered at the Shambhu border in 2020 and bypassed police barricades to march towards Delhi.
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