Kisan Andolan: Kisan leader Darshan Pal said, “We appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and respect their ‘Annadta’.”
New Delhi. In protest against the three agricultural laws passed by the Centre last year, the United Kisan Morcha (SKM), a front of the Dharnarat farmers unions, has appealed to the citizens of the country to make the March 26 India Bandh a complete success. Farmers have been protesting at Delhi’s borders against the centre’s three new agricultural laws for nearly four months. All road and rail transport, markets and other public places across the country will remain closed.
“We appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and respect their ‘Annadta’,” said Kisan leader Darshan
Thousands of farmers are camping in Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur in delhi
border. For more than four months, there has been a demand for the cancellation of agricultural laws and minimum support price (MSP) legal guarantees for their crops.
We will keep the full India closed on March 26- Buta Singh
Earlier, farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgil said: “Our protest against the laws will keep the full India closed on March 26 on the completion of four months. The peaceful bandh will take effect from dawn to dusk,” the farmer leaders also said, adding that copies of agricultural laws will be lit during ‘Holika Dahan’ on March 28.
In Andhra Pradesh, the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) has supported the India Bandh on March 26.
After 1.00 pm, all government institutions in the state will remain open and RTC buses will ply in the afternoon. All emergency health services will continue to run during the shutdown.
Whether traders will join this India bandh is up to
them. Ashok Chawla, general secretary of the Metropolitan Trade Board, said the union will remain neutral during the ‘Bharat Bandh’. Chawla said no association will force anyone to close their shops or keep it in the open. Traders are free to make their own decisions.