Thousands of Rajasthan farmers to head to Delhi in solidarity of farmers

By Gitanjali Mangal -- December 26, 2020 2:49 pm -- Updated:December 26, 2020 2:54 pm

In response to a call given by NDA ally and Nagaur MP, Hanuman Beniwal, thousands of farmers are gathering at Kotputli near Jaipur to head to Delhi on Saturday.

Beniwal, who is the convener of Rashtriya Loktantrik Party which formed an alliance with the BJP at the Centre said thousands of farmers would march with him to Delhi.

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They will head to the national capital and stand by the protesting farmers in solidarity with their demands to withdraw the three contentious farm laws passed by the central government in September, which they believe will ruin their livelihood.

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An RLP worker said, "We shall leave here at 11.30 am for Delhi. Farmers from different parts of the state are gathering here. We will be on Delhi borders to stand in solidarity with our brethren who have been protesting for a month demanding the rollback of controversial farm laws."

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A statement issued by the RLP on Friday said that people and farmers from different districts of Rajasthan would gather in Kotputli and travel towards Shahjahanpur border under the leadership of MP Hanuman Beniwal.

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Beniwal then said, "Annadata (farmers) of our country are on streets and hence PM Narendra Modi should show a big heart and withdraw the three farm laws."

Beniwal had earlier written to Union Minister Amit Shah threatening he would reconsider his alliance with the BJP if the farm laws were not withdrawn.

There are rumors that Beniwal might announce to break his alliance with the BJP if the farm crisis do not get resolved.

Thousands of Rajasthan farmers to march to Delhi

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On Friday, the Jaipur-Delhi highway was fully blocked in the wake of farmers protesting at Shahjahanpur which is located on the Rajasthan-Haryana border.

Earlier, the farmers from Rajasthan had blocked one lane of the Jaipur-Delhi highway.

-PTC News

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