Delhi Farmers’ Protest Live Updates: The BJP on Thursday said the support of some foreign celebrities to the farmers protesting against the three new farm laws was an attempt to “destabilise the country” and said that the Indian democracy “doesn’t need foreign certificate”. This comes after teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, pop singer Rihanna and several people from the international community came out in support of the farmers.
Opposition parties on Thursday slammed the government for its handling of the ongoing farmer protests. They accused the government of digging trenches and putting up spikes, where bridges should have been built to win over farmers, PTI reported. TMC leader Derek O’Brien pressed the government to repeal the three laws and offered a ‘Repealing Bill 2021’ drafted by him for the purpose.
A delegation of Opposition leaders was stopped from reaching the Ghazipur border Thursday morning to meet the farmers who have been protesting against the Centre’s contentious new farm laws. The delegation included NCP MP Supriya Sule, DMK MP Kanimozhi, SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and TMC MP Saugata Roy.
Meanwhile, addressing the backlash sparked by the Centre’s three new farm laws, the US administration under President Joe Biden said that it “encouraged” differences between the parties to be resolved “through dialogue”. However, it said that the United States “welcomed steps that would improve the efficiency of India’s markets and attract greater private sector investment.”