New Delhi, Dec 2, 2020-
As talks between the Centre and agitating farmers a day earlier remained inconclusive, farmers rallying at the Singhu border on Wednesday raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government even as their sit-in at the spot continued for the seventh day.
A group of farmers belonging to the Kisan Mazdoor Ekta Manch raised slogans on the Singhu entry point on the Delhi-Ambala route against the central government, the first time such sloganeering has been reported since November 26 when farmers began gathering on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to stage protest against three central farm laws enacted in September.
The farmers — sporting green, blue, pink, yellow and white turbans similar to their farm union’s flag’s colours and hailing from Punjab and Haryana — shouted slogans like “Modi Sarkar Murdabad” and “Kisan Mazdoor Ekta Zindabad”.
Thousands of farmers owing allegiance to over 32 farm unions are huddled on the Singhu and Tikri borders for the last seven days. Hundreds of farmers have blocked other Delhi border points like Ghazipur on the Delhi-Ghaziabad and Chilla on the Delhi-Noida.
The sloganeering comes after three rounds of government-farmers’ talks on Tuesday remained inconclusive as the Centre was not willing to roll back its three farm laws while farmer leaders rejected Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal’s offer to form a committee to resolve the issues. (Agency)