Bharat Bandh: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal backs farmers, urges Centre to heed demands

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All their demands are true and we have supported them from the very beginning. I appeal to the central government to listen to their demands at the earliest so that they can go home, start work, Kejriwal said.

New Delhi: Supporting farmers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said it was unfortunate that a Bharat Bandh had to be called on the 114th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh. He urged the central government to listen to the demands of the farmers.


“It is very sad that on the occasion of Bhagat Singh’s birthday, farmers had to call for Bharat Bandh. It has been almost a year since farmers have been trying to convince the government. This is a free India. If we don’t If you listen to our farmers in independent India, who will listen?” Speaking to reporters during the Delhi Tourism App launch, Kejriwal said. He further said that the demands of the farmers are right and the government should listen to their demands.

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“All their demands are true, and from the very beginning, we have supported them. I appeal to the central government to listen to their demands at the earliest so that they can go home and start their work. Have enough talks with them. Agriculture Minister, now he should announce that we are listening to his demands.”


Farmers have been protesting at various sites since November 26 last year against three enacted agricultural laws: the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Act 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.


Farmer leaders and the Center have held several rounds of talks but the impasse remains. (ANI)

First published:September 27, 2021, 3:01 pm

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