Due to the farmers’ protest in Noida, there was heavy traffic jam at many places. (PTI)
The protest by the farmers who marched to Parliament in Noida for their demands has ended. However, due to the presence of a large number of farmers on the Noida Expressway, there has been heavy traffic jam at many places. Meanwhile, to stop the farmers of Punjab from coming to Delhi, a delegation of 3 Union Ministers led by Union Minister Piyush Goyal is going to hold an important meeting with the big farmer leaders of Punjab in Chandigarh on Thursday evening. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann will also be present in the meeting.
A delegation of three Union Ministers led by Union Minister Piyush Goyal will hold a meeting with many big farmer leaders of the state on Thursday evening at the Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration of Punjab Government, Sector-26, Chandigarh. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will also be present to mediate in this meeting.
The protest is over, but the traffic jam continues
While ending their protest in Noida, the protesting farmers claimed that a high power committee has been said to be formed to solve their problems. Due to the arrival of a large number of farmers in Noida adjacent to Delhi, there is heavy traffic jam everywhere since this morning. Long queues of vehicles were seen at many places. Hundreds of vehicles are stuck at Chilla Border, Kalindi Kunj Bridge, DND Flyover, Atta Chowk, Dalit Prerna Sthal and Rajnigandha Chowk from Delhi side.
In such a situation, the Central Government is trying to find a middle path by discussing the demands of many farmer organizations of Punjab who have announced the Delhi march, so that the farmers do not once again come and sit on the borders of Delhi.
8 point demands of farmers
On the other hand, farmers’ organizations say that the demands accepted by the central government during the farmers’ movement have not been fulfilled yet. To get these demands fulfilled, the farmers’ organization is preparing to march to Delhi. Farmer leaders have also warned the government not to try to suppress the voice of farmers through lathi charge and bullets.
Farmers have already sent their eight-point demands in writing to the government. This includes other demands including Minimum Support Price (MSP) Guarantee Act and accepting the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission. To get these completed, farmers from Punjab are going to march to Delhi on 13 February. To stop this movement of farmers, this meeting is being held by the Central Government after getting the mediation of Punjab Government.
Alert from Haryana Police
On the other hand, Haryana Police has also become alert regarding the farmers’ movement. The police has appealed to the farmers not to participate in the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march to be held next week without permission. It also said that strict action will be taken against people who damage public property.
A notice has been issued by the police to the farmers organization and a warning has been issued. Ambala SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said that till now no farmer organization has sought any permission from the administration for the protest.
United Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha have announced that farmers will march to Delhi on 13 February next week to put pressure on the Central Government to accept their demands. More than 200 farmer organizations from across the country are likely to participate in this march.