SunstarTV Bureau: Protesting Farmers’ leaders have called for the ‘Bharat Bandh’ (nationwide strike) on 8 December to mount pressure on the Central Government.
14 opposition parties, including Congress, AIUDF and the Left, in Assam announce their ‘full support’ to ‘Bharat Bandh’ after the fifth round of talks on Saturday between farmers’ leaders and the Centre. However, the farmers stand firm against govt.’s three agri-marketing laws.
The representatives of thousands of protesting farmers, who are sitting on various borders of Delhi since 26 November, have said their call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ would be observed with full force.
Various opposition parties have announced support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called on 8 December by farmers in various parts of the country to express solidarity with the agitators, who have stayed put on Delhi borders for 10 days.
The Congress party has expressed its ‘whole-hearted’ support to the nationwide strike called by the agitating farmers against the three farm laws and said that it will hold protests that day at all district and state headquarters in solidarity with the demands of the farmers. Addressing a press meet at the AICC headquarters in Delhi, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said, “I would also like to announce that the Congress party extends its whole-hearted support to the Bharat Bandh on December 8.”
The farmers are protesting against the Centre’s new farm laws – the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.