It’s been more than four months now that farmers have been protesting at Delhi Border against the Centre’s three new farm laws. Tomorrow on 26 March 2021, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has decided to call a Bharat Bandh and also appealed to the citizens of the country to make the 26 March Bharat Bandh a complete success.
The SKM has called for a Bharat Bandh on March 26, from 6 am to 6 pm. During this time all roads and railway transports, markets and other public places will be closed across the country.
“We appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and honour their ‘Annadata’,” farmer leader Darshan Pal said.
Earlier, Farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgill had said:
“We will observe a complete Bharat bandh on March 26, when our protest against the three farm laws completes four months. The peaceful bandh will remain effective from morning till evening.”
Farmers’ leaders also mentioned that copies of the new farm laws will be burnt during ‘Holika Dahan’ on March 28.
The ruling YSR congress party of Andhra Pradesh has also extended its support to Bharat Bandh on 26 March. The party will protest against the Centre’s decision to privatize the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP).
Perni Venkataramaiah alias Nani who is Andhra Pradesh’s Minister for Transport, Information and Public Relations also said that the state government is against the privatization of steel plants. Further, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has also sent letters to the centre suggesting alternatives to retain the organization.
“The state government opposes the central government’s decision to privatise Visakha Steel, which is the right of Andhraites and aspirations of millions of Telugu people, as there has been a great history and sacrifices of Telugu people for establishing a steel plant in the state.”
However, the farmers’ union has clarified that the states and union territories where Assembly Elections are going to take place will be exempt from Bharat Bandh on 26 March. The emergency services like medicine, supply of milk, ambulance, and hospital services will not be affected. Banking services such as deposit and withdrawal and cheque clearing are likely to be affected due to the strike.
संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा के आहवान पर भारत बंद 26 मार्च 2021
Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls Bharat band on 26 March
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