New Delhi. 5 farmer organizations of Punjab have reached Parliament Street once on Monday regarding their demands. These farmers will submit a memorandum regarding their demands to the PM’s office and will protest at Jantar Mantar. According to these farmers gathered near Gurdwara Banglasahib in Delhi, the assurances given by the Center have not yet been fulfilled, so they have once again come to protest in the second phase of the budget session. The farmers said that while marching till the Parliament House on Monday, they would go to the Prime Minister’s Office and hand over a memorandum regarding their demands. After this, a symbolic demonstration will be held at Jantar Mantar.
At present, a large number of farmers have started gathering on the Parliament Street. On the other hand, Delhi Police is on alert mode in view of farmers’ protest, a large number of Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been deployed at Bangla Sahib Gurdwara.
Farmers associated with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Rajewal, All India Kisan Federation, Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab, BKU Mansa and Azad Kisan Sangharsh Committee will protest on Monday at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar with their demands. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has accused the central government of forgetting the promises made in the election manifesto. He said that on March 20, a large number of farmers will gather in Delhi and protest against the government.
Significantly, the farmers’ movement started on 26 November 2020 against the three agricultural laws of the central government. In view of this agitation which had been going on at the Delhi border for almost a year, all the three laws were repealed by the Centre.
On 19 November 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the withdrawal of these three laws. After which the farmers withdrew their agitation, but now the farmers’ organizations say that the promises made by the central government have not been fulfilled.
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