Farmers’ protest: Police stop Oppn leaders from meeting farmers at Delhi’s Ghazipur border
On Thursday morning, a delegation of Opposition leaders arrived at the Ghazipur border. The leaders visited the area to meet the farmers who have been protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws.
Opposition leaders like, NCP MP Supriya Sule, DMK MP Kanimozhi, SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal and TMC MP Saugata Roy are among the delegation that arrived at the border. As soon as the leaders reached at the border, they were stopped by the police. (ANI)
NCP MP Supriya Sule, said, “We are on the way to meet farmers. We all support farmers, we request the government to hold talks with farmers and justice is done to them.”
SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said, “We are here so that we can discuss this issue (farmers’ protest) in Parliament, Speaker is not letting us raise the issue. Now all the parties will give details of what is happening here.”
On Wednesday, BJP urged opposition parties not to turn the agitation into another Shaheen Bagh. The ruling party said in Rajya Sabha that the government’s doors were always open for farmers to resolve the issue amicably.
In a video shared by ANI, the nails fixed near the barricades set up at the Ghazipur border protest site are seen being removed. However in a statement issued on Thursday morning the police clarified and said, “Videos and photos are getting circulated in which it’s shown that nails are being taken off Ghazipur. These are just being repositioned. Position of arrangement at border remains the same.”
From last September the Centre has been facing a backlash due to its 3 new farm laws. The farmers have not been onboard with the introduction of the 3 agricultural laws by the Centre, hence they have been protesting against these laws. The agitation of the farmers is gaining momentum with each passing day, as the farmers’ demand a complete rollback of the laws and the Centre has denied to do so.