Delhi news highlights: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) Sunday said issued a call for a Bharat Bandh September 27. Earlier, the farmers’ union had said that they would hold a bandh on September 25.
Meanwhile, during the Kisan Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, Yogendra Yadav said, “For the last 100 days, people from the government were saying that the protest was losing steam. This ground, this city is not able to accommodate everyone, such is the scale of gathering. Farmers had debt worth crores in UP… This is the same Muzaffarnagar where rivers of blood were drawn between Hindus and Muslims. They played politics with burning houses. Someone (Yogi) who makes communities fight, cannot be true Son of the nation.”
Rakesh Tikait said, “Who are these people selling the country? We need to identify them. We need to have big meetings, gatherings like this. Our mission is not just UP or Uttarakhand. It is to save the country…The Centre ended talks on January 22. They did not even express grief over the deaths of over 600 farm protesters over the last nine months. The mission will not just be limited to UP and UK, it will cover the entire country, our mission is to save the country. You (Centre) have cheated the people of the country. They are selling our farmlands, highways, power, LIC, banks and corporate houses like Adani and Ambani are the buyers. Even the FCI godowns and ports are being sold. Under this government, the entire country is up for sale.”
All roads from Punjab led to Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with over 25,000 farmers from 33 unions starting their journey for Muzaffarnagar to attend a Kisan Mahapanchayat scheduled for Sunday. The SKM had said that that this “mahapanchayat will be biggest held by farm unions in the past nine months” since the protest against Centre’s farm laws began. “The ‘mahapanchayat’ will make the Yogi-Modi governments realize the power of farmers, farm labourers, and supporters of the farm movement,” the SKM had said earlier in a statement.