Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut arrived at Ghazipur when safety has been additional tightened at the farmers’ protest site
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on February 2 reached the farmers’ protest site at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border the place he met Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait.
The Maharashtra leader arrived at Ghazipur when safety has been additional tightened at the farmers’ protest site.
Mr. Raut, one of many handful individuals carrying a face masks, met Mr. Tikait and different protestors off the stage after reaching right here round 1 p.m.
“The way vandalism unfolded here after January 26 and an attempt made to suppress the movement and Tikait, we felt it is our responsibility to stand by the farmers’ and extend support of the whole of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray saahab,” Mr. Raut mentioned.
Mr. Tikait mentioned, “The farmers’ protest is apolitical and no politician has been given the mic or space on the stage.” A significant Hindutva ally of the BJP-led NDA until 2019, Shiv Sena was one of many 19 Opposition events which boycotted the President’s handle forward of the Budget Session on January 29 and prolonged help to the farmers’ agitation.
Previously leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party, Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party, amongst others, visited Ghazipur, which has turn out to be the tenting floor for BKU-led protestors for over two months now. Of late, 1000’s have converged in help of the continuing stir towards the contentious new farm legal guidelines.
Initially, farmer unions had maintained that their protests have been apolitical however have currently welcomed politicians overtly.
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Mr. Tikait on January 31 mentioned the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) had not allowed political events within the motion towards new central farm legal guidelines however took political help “only after the democracy was mocked” at protest websites.
Meanwhile, concertina wires unfold additional across the U.P. Gate (Ghazipur border) on February 2, whereas multi-layered barricading of iron and concrete buildings together with nails studded on roads made certain no protestor motion in direction of Delhi.
The web additionally remained suspended at the protest site.
Thousands of farmers have been protesting at the Delhi borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, demanding a rollback of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The protesting farmers have expressed the apprehension that these legal guidelines would pave the best way for the dismantling of the minimal help worth (MSP) system, leaving them at the “mercy” of massive companies.
However, the federal government has maintained that the brand new legal guidelines will convey higher alternatives to farmers and introduce new applied sciences in agriculture.