Farmers across the country took to the streets on Friday against the agriculture bill. From Punjab to Bihar, farmers demonstrated against the agricultural bills passed by Parliament. Farmers were the most agitated in Bihar and Punjab. Where there was a demonstration on the railway track and the traffic jam was also blocked on the roads. Apart from this, demonstrations were also seen in many places in South India.
In fact, Bharat Bandh was called on Friday to protest against the three agricultural bills brought by the central government. Farmers are stopping rail and road stop campaigns in different parts of the country. This bandh has also got the support of many political parties. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has taken out a tractor rally against the agricultural bill. During this, Tejashwi said that the agricultural bill is anti-farmer. He also accused the Modi government of putting the agriculture sector in corporate hands.
During the bandh, farmer organizations also got support from several parties including Congress, RJD, Samajwadi Party, Akali Dal, AAP, TMC. Earlier, the three-day rail roko campaign in Punjab has started since Thursday. The farmers are stuck on the railway track and are demanding the withdrawal of the bill from the central government.
The Bharat Bandh against the agricultural bill was also seen in Haryana. The flywheel has been jammed everywhere from the farmers side. At the same time, milk, vegetables, ration shops, petrol pumps, bus stands, small and big shops were all closed in Faridkot, Punjab. Delhi National Highway 54 was completely blocked from Faridkot
Explain that the real concern of farmers on this bill is about MSP and Agriculture Mandis. They fear that due to the provisions of the new bill, the agricultural sector will go into the hands of the capitalists and corporate houses. Some organizations and political parties want the MSP to be part of the bill so that the purchase of food grains does not fall below the minimum support price. While the government has clearly stated that the MSP and Mandi system will continue as before.