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Business News/ Politics / News/  Farmers to resume ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest on February 21| 5 updates
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Farmers to resume ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest on February 21| 5 updates

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher criticized the government for blocking farmers from entering Delhi before the 'Delhi Chalo' march planned for February 21.

Patiala: Farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal address the media at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march, in Patiala district, Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)Premium
Patiala: Farmer leaders Sarwan Singh Pandher and Jagjit Singh Dallewal address the media at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during the 'Delhi Chalo' protest march, in Patiala district, Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. (PTI Photo) (PTI)

Before the 'Delhi Chalo' march planned for February 21, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher on Monday criticized the government, stating that it is preventing farmers from entering Delhi.

Here are the top five updates related to the farmer's protest:

1. As reported by ANI, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher emphasized that farmers should be permitted to proceed with their march on Wednesday. “The intention of the govt was very clear that they would not let us enter Delhi at any cost...If you don't want to find a solution through discussion with farmers then we should be allowed to march towards Delhi."

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2. Delhi Minister and AAP leader Gopal Rai told ANI, “If the government wants to make India a developed nation, it can't be done without increasing the income of farmers. The govt should take a decision on this soon."

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3. The Haryana government announced on Monday another one-day extension of the ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts until February 20 due to the ongoing ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation by farmers. The affected districts include Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad, and Sirsa, as stated in the government's order.

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4. After the fourth round of discussions, Sarvan Singh Pandher, General Secretary of Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, affirmed that the farmers would persist with the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march on February 21. He also mentioned that talks would be held regarding the government's proposal on MSP. Meanwhile, the farmers are set to proceed with their 'Dilli Chalo' march on February 21.

5. Earlier on Monday, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni emphasized the inclusion of oil seeds and Bajra under the MSP scheme, cautioning that if the government doesn't comply by February 21, farmers from Haryana will also join the protest. The protesting farmers from Punjab have put forth several demands, including the enactment of an ordinance to legally ensure MSPs and the waiver of loans. Despite meetings between ministers and farmer leaders on February 8, 12, and 15, discussions have yet to yield conclusive results.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published: 20 Feb 2024, 10:07 AM IST
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