After a 12 day long march, Farmers finally call off the protest at yesterday Tuesday night followed by the orders of the Bharatiya Kisan Union head Naresh Tikait. However, amid of the protection of the children, Schools will remain still remain shut down in Ghaziabad today.
Naresh Tikait said that, “The farmers remained unfazed despite all the hardships. We have marching for 12 days now, farmers are tired as well. We will continue to demand our rights to the government but for now we are ending the march”.
The farmers were restricted to enter the Delhi-UP Border on Tuesday as a result of which wide protest was seen between police and the protestors and many were injured. Farmers have been demanding for the loan waiver, the subsidiary in electricity, pension for the farmers above 60 years of age and implementation of the Swaminathan committee’s recommendations.
Kisan Kranti Padyatra was started from Haridwar on September 23 and farmers across the region of eastern UP, Western UP, Gonda, Gorakhpur and Basti joined the protest for their demands and collectively they were in more than 30,000 in numbers carrying tractor with them and shouting loudly for their demands.
Many Central as well as state minister meet the farmers and discussed their demands yesterday. Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat met the Union Minister Rajnath Singh and both concluded accepting the majority of the demands from the farmer’s side.
However, heads of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Yudhvir Singh said that the Government did not agree to all the demands of the farmers.
Singh said, “We had a discussion on 11 points. The government agreed on seven and didn’t agree on the rest. They said they will discuss those points get us back to us as if it is the financial matter”.
In the meanwhile, the opposition got the opportunity to criticize the government for their strict action against the farmers. Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, “Now the farmers can’t even express their anguish”.
Samajwadi party chief Akhilesh Yadav attacked the government for not fulling the promises of the farmers. He said that “This government has not fulfilled the promises it made to the farmers, so it is natural that farmers would protest. It is unfortunate and we fully support the farmers”.