New Delhi, Dec 2, 2020-
With thousands of farmers protesting against the newly passed farm laws at the Delhi-Haryana border in Tikri, the opposition parties have lend their helping hands to the protesters by arranging food and other essential items for them.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Delhi Congress have arranged food and other essential items for the agitating farmers, who have been sitting on the Delhi-Haryana border for the last six days since.
Farmers from several parts of Punjab and Haryana started their journey towards the national capital on November 26 and reached the Tikri border on November 27.
Volunteers from AAP’s Mundka assembly constituency have set up a camp for the farmers at the protest site in Tikri besides providing food packets and other essential goods to them.
Meanwhile, Delhi Congress chief Anil Chaudhary visited the Tikri border along with his supporters and distributed milk and other milk products to the farmers. Chaudhary also interacted with the agitating farmers and assured them of all help from his party.
The Congress leader said, “I have come here to support the cause of the farmers. We will stand with the farmers till the time the government does not repeal the three farm laws.”
He also criticised the government for forcing the farmers to protest on the streets for the last seven days.
Besides the opposition parties, several other village groups have also lended support to the agitating farmers at the Tikri border, providing the protesters with vegetables and other edible items.
The farmers are demanding that the new farm laws be repealed and minimum support price (MSP) be guaranteed.
A talk between the farmers’ bodies and the government on Tuesday ended inconclusively. The next round of talks is scheduled for Thursday. (Agency)