Opposition celebrations back ‘Bharat Bandh’ by farmers

[h3] [/h3] [h3] [/h3] New Delhi: Practically all significant opposition celebrations have actually extended support to the combined farmers associations’ call for a’ Bharat bandh’ on Tuesday even as the government-farmers standoff continues.Even though the agitating farmers here have actually kept the political parties at arm’s length, a lot of opposition celebrations stated they would perform symbolic protests and marches on Tuesday in solidarity with the farmers’ call for nationwide bandh.A delegation of some of these celebrations may also satisfy President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday to take up farmers’ cause.

Since much of these celebrations rule some key states, their assistance could make the Bharat bandh more effective as these celebrations see a political opening offered the Centre is locked in a difficult tussle with a politically significant farmers’ segment.Top leaders of 11 opposition parties– Congress president Sonia Gandhi, DMK chief M K Stalin NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav, Individuals’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration(PAGD) chairman Farooq Abdullah, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary D Raja, CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya, All India Forward Bloc basic secretary Debabarata Biswas, and RSP general secretary Manoj Bhattacharya– provided a joint declaration, backing the farmers’demands, their Bharat bandh call, and requiring the Centre accept the farmers’demands.The joint relocation followed telephonic talks among many of the leaders with Yechury playing the coordinator. Raja said an opposition delegation will fulfill the president on Wednesday.AAP’s Gopal Rai stated Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has actually urged party authorities and workers to support the bandh while Trinamool stated it will arrange sit-in demonstrations on December 8. TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao said the party would actively take part in the bandh. Shiromani Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral stated SAD “is a party of farmers and we are completely backing the farmers’require bandh “.

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