Mumbai: The deadlock between farmers and the Center continues, with the Kisan union leaders threatening to block rail tracks across the country if it fails to meet its demand to repeal three agricultural laws.
Farmers union leaders held a meeting on Thursday and said they would soon announce a date for blocking rail tracks across the country.
Thousands of farmers – mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been protesting at several border points in Delhi for the past two weeks. Peasant unions also reiterated that they would intensify their agitation and start blocking all highways going to Delhi.
Farmer leader Buta Singh while addressing a press conference said, “If our demands are not met, we will block the railway tracks. We will decide on the date and announce it soon. The blocking of tracks will not be limited to Haryana and Punjab but it will be done across the country.”
Leader of about 40 Kisan unions demanding withdrawal of The Kisan Product Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Farmer (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
The agitating farmers also want to repeal the Electricity Amendment Act, 2020, withdrawal of cases filed against activists and protesters, reduction in fines imposed on stubble burning, repeal new laws, and fixing MSP implementation of the Swaminarayan Commission report.