Farmers have announced Bharat Bandh today (Tuesday) against agricultural laws. Several borders in Delhi are closed due to farmers’ India bandh. In Bihar and Gujarat, traffic has been affected due to highway demonstrations. In several states, protesters stopped trains.
Bharat Bandh, called by farmers against new agricultural laws, is witnessing a mixed impact. India Bandh has the support of more than 20 political parties. Political parties continue to demonstrate in different parts of the country. Farmers will be chakkajam across the country from 11 am to 3 pm. However, several emergency services, including ambulances, have been relieved of the bandh.
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Union Minister Smriti Irani has targeted opposition parties over Bharat Bandh. “The buddhist opposition, which could not get the support of the people through the vote, has been able to dissolve the law and order today so that they can shine their politics,” Irani said. Somewhere political meddling that spread chaos.”
Irani added, “336 lakh paddy has been procured, most of it is from Punjab. The Government of India is running the mandi, the opposition is trying to close the mandi. The opposition wanted the APMC to be scrapped. Today, Sharad Pawar has called for all facilities to be closed. Rahul Gandhi showered poles on people in Amethi while he was a parliamentarian. I am an MP from the area where he had wreaked havoc on the people while in his time. Priyanka Gandhi first returned the looted land of the people and then talk.”
Delhi Police has rejected aap’s claim. “Chief Minister Kejriwal is not under detention. Free to move anywhere.”
Bjp-Congress workers clashed during the India Bandh in Jaipur. There was a scramble. During the India Bandh in Jaipur, NCUI workers tackled the state BJP headquarters. In front of the office, he raised slogans against the Central government, PM Modi, and when he started burning the pm’s effigy, bjp yuva morcha activists protested. There was a commotion and the commotion turned into a melee.
Reacting to farmers’ performance, Sharad Pawar said, “The bill needs to be improved. Apmc is nowhere to be named in the bill. I will not speak on the subject of agriculture. I only talked about the correction of the letter that was written in 2010,” he said.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi targeted the opposition and said, “Misleading the people on everything, plotting to defame the image of the country has been an old way of the opposition parties. During his reign, the Congress, NCP, Akali Dal, left parties have been supporting such a bill,” he said.
– Farmers’ organizations have turned up Bharat Bandh on the Delhi-Ghaziabad highway. Blocked roads on both sides of the highway.
– NH-24 was closed. Farmers have also blocked the route from Delhi to Ghaziabad.
In Nalasopara, adjoining Mumbai, nationalist Congress party leaders and activists closed shops in the area. In view of the India bandh, the Palghar police has tightened security arrangements in the entire Palghar district including Vasai, Virar, Nalasopara. Support is being given to India Bandh in Palghar. The market is closed from this morning. Taxi, rickshaw, bus service is continuing.
Marathi Kranti Pata Morcha has also participated in the Farmers’ India Bandh. Protested against the central government. Morcha President Aba Saheb Patil said if the government does not accept the demands of the farmers, it will reach Delhi with the coyta used in farming.
Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “There is no complaint from farmers. There are some criminal conspirators who try to address Prime Minister Modi’s developmental work,” he said.
Aam Aadmi Party has made a big allegation against Delhi Police. Aam Aadmi Party says Delhi Police has arrested Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for house arrest. “Arvind Kejriwal has not been let out of the house since he came to meet the farmers,” the party said.
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, “Leave it to the mind, if the government has a heart, the Prime Minister or the Home Minister himself will go and talk to them (farmers) and explain to them.”
– The apmc markets of Maharashtra’s largest mandi are completely closed during the India Bandh. Thousands come here to buy vegetables in bulk prices. All the five apmc markets in Navi Mumbai are completely closed today.
– Mumbai Dabbawala Association has supported Bharat Bandh. This was announced by Subhash Talekar, president of the association.
– In Prayagraj, Samajwadi Party workers lay down in front of the train.
– The people of Delhi are suffering from india bandh. Tikri, Jharoda, Sunken border is closed for traffic. The Badusarai border is open to light vehicles. The Jhatikara border is open only for two-wheelers. Daula, Kapashera border has been opened to haryana. Bijwasan, Palam Vihar and Dundhera borders have been opened.
Haryana Police has issued an advisory in view of ‘Bharat Bandh’. Agitating groups can sit on dharna on various roads and highways in Haryana and disrupt them for some time. Almost all districts of the state except Nunh and Narnaul can be affected by large or small road jams. Traffic disruptions on the main National Highways Delhi-Ambala (NH-44), Delhi-Hissar (NH-9), Delhi-Palwal (NH-19) and Rewari (NH-48) from Delhi may also occur for some time.
Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat are witnessing a partial impact of the bandh.
Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh are witnessing a cascading effect of the bandh. Palamu Express train stopped at Jehanabad. Palamu Express train stopped at Jehanabad.
In many states of the country, India is seeing a major impact of bandh. Many borders of Delhi are closed. Strict security arrangements have been made. In Bihar, buses and trains have been stopped at several places. Shops were closed in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Toll gate closed at Mohali in Punjab.
– Slogans were raised in support of Bandh in Amritsar.
Centre issues advisory to states
In view of the farmers’ bandh, security has been tightened in several states and the Centre has also issued advisories to the states. The Union Home Ministry (MHA) said in an advisory that states should ensure that there is no untoward incident during the bandh. The Centre appealed for law and order and peace to be maintained during the bandh.