New Delhi, December 7
Jovan Preet Singh and Gurinder Jeet every put two pyjamas, a cell phone charger and a water bottle of their small backpacks earlier than hitting the street to Delhi on their bicycles to hitch the protesting farmers on the nationwide capital’s borders.
“The police received’t enable tractors to go previous the barricades. However cycles can undergo,” Jovan Preet stated.
The duo, aged 24 and 26, set out on their cycles from Barnala in Punjab two days in the past, pondering it was a greater possibility to beat police blockades and site visitors jams across the protest websites.
“There was no want to hold meals or the rest. Now we have simply two pyjamas, a cell phone charger and a water bottle every in our backpacks. We travelled round 300 kilometres and spent two nights in tractor trolleys queuing up alongside the roads. They gave us meals… there isn’t a dearth of it,” Gurinder Jeet stated.
He stated they plan to go to all of the borders factors, together with Tikri, Chilla and Ghazipur, the place the farmers have been protesting.
“Farmers don’t need the three new legal guidelines. The federal government ought to cut back energy tariff and waive our loans as a substitute,” the placards dangling from the deal with of their cycles learn.
Gurinder Jeet stated many extra folks have set out on cycles after assembly them on the street.
Hundreds of farmers protesting the Centre’s new farm legal guidelines stayed put on the borders of Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, blocking key routes resulting in the nationwide capital that led to lengthy site visitors jams.
Talks between the federal government and protesting farmers remained inconclusive on Saturday even after 5 rounds of discussions as union leaders caught to their demand for the repeal of the brand new farm legal guidelines and went on a ‘maun vrat’ searching for a transparent ‘sure or no’ reply, forcing the Centre to name for an additional assembly on December 9 to resolve the impasse.
After greater than 4 hours of discussions with three union ministers and senior officers, farmer leaders stated the federal government sought extra time for inner consultations to current a last proposal within the subsequent assembly to resolve the problem.
The agitating farmers had on Friday introduced a ‘Bharat bandh’ on December eight and threatened to accentuate their agitation and block extra roads resulting in the nationwide capital if the federal government didn’t settle for their calls for.
As farmers remained unyielding on their demand for scrapping the brand new farm legal guidelines, the police saved the Delhi-Haryana border at Singhu, Tikri, Jharoda Lampur, Auchandi, Safiabad, Piao Maniyari, and Saboli closed for site visitors motion. It stated the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Chilla and Ghazipur had been additionally shut. — PTI