Bharat Bandh: Farmer leader Darshan Pal has said that we appeal to the people of the country to make Bharat Bandh a success and respect for the Annadata.
Farmers’ movement will intensify with Bharat Bandh on 26 March
For the last 4 months, farmers have been protesting against the Delhi border in protest against the agricultural laws. In such a situation, the United Kisan Morcha has declared a Bharat Bandh on 26 March. Tomorrow’s India bandh will start from 6 am till 6 pm and will be for about 12 hours. During this time, all roads, rail transport, markets and other public places will be closed across the country.
Farmer leader Buta Singh Burjgil had said that we will observe Purna Bharat Bandh on 26 March, as 4 months will be completed for the Kisan agitation. He had said that this bandh would be done in a peaceful manner from morning to evening. There is also a plan to burn copies of agricultural laws on March 28 during Holika Dahan of farmers.
Not closed in electoral states
The United Kisan Morcha has made it clear that the states and union territories in which the assembly elections are going to be held will be exempted from the Bharat Bandh. Earlier this week, the farmers’ unions, protesting, had urged the citizens of the country to make the Bharat Bandh a complete success. Farmer leader Darshan Pal said that we appeal to the people of the country to make this Bharat Bandh a success and to honor the Annadata. The ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh yesterday supported the Bharat Bandh. The party will protest against the Centre’s decision to privatize the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) in the meantime.
Emergency services also exempt
According to Andhra Pradesh Transport, Information and Public Relations Minister Perni Venkataramaiya alias Nani, the state government is against privatization of the steel plant. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had also sent letters to the Central Government in this regard. The state government opposes the decision of the central government. Telugu people have contributed a lot in setting up this plant. All government institutions in Andhra Pradesh will open after 1 pm and RTC buses will also start after noon. All emergency services will continue to operate even during the shutdown.
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