Following the Congress high command’s diktat, the Rajasthan Congress will also support the nationwide strike called by the farmers protesting against the contentious farm laws recently enacted by the Centre.
Barring essential services, all other institutions and offices will remain closed in support of the Bharat Bandh. All the agriculture mandis will remain closed in solidarity with the agitating farmers.
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh extends support on MSP
The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, a BJP influenced organisation, has opposed the bandh and clarified that it would not join the bandh on Tuesday.
Bharatiya Kisan Sangh’s state president Manilal Lavana said that the Punjab government has started a wrong precedent by passing its own farm bills. He said while the Kisan Sangh was not in favour of the bandh, it would support the demand of the farmers on minimum sale price.
Lavana said the government should ensure that traders do not pressurise the farmers to sell their produce at a price lower than the minimum sale price. He said that the various states should also open agriculture courts to settle disputes of the farmers.
City transport will be affected
The city transport in all major cities will remain closed from 11 am to 3 pm.
Traders’ organisations in Jaipur have sought the support of the police by meeting additional police commissioner Rahul Prakash. Some traders’ organisations are not taking part in the Bharat Bandh. Such traders’ organisations have sought the support of the police to keep their establishments open during the bandh.
RPCC appeals party workers
The Rajasthan BJP is opposing the bandh, but the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (RPCC) has appealed to its workers to ensure that the Bharat Bandh becomes successful. RPCC president Govind Singh Dotasara said that all district units have been asked to ensure that the Bharat Bandh becomes successful.
RLP supports farmers’ protest
Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP), an alliance partner of the BJP in Rajasthan, has extended its support to the agitating farmers. RLP chief and the lone RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal has written a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah that if the demands of the farmers were not met, his party would break the alliance. He said RLP will fully support the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday.
Beniwal said that the NDA government should not forget that it was the overall support of the country’s farmers to the BJP that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi coming back to power again. He said his party has demanded that all the three farm laws should be scrapped as it was not in the interest of the farmers.
He said he would lead a march of the farmers on December 11 and the farmers would go to Delhi to join the other agitating farmers.
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