Updated 08th December 2020 | 13:24 IST
Sharad Pawar: 5-6 parties will meet tomorrow, see President Kovind
NCP chief Sharad Pawar says, “Tomorrow, 5-6 people from different political parties are going to sit, discuss and take a collective stand on the next steps on the farm laws. We have a 5 pm appointment with the President. We will present our collective stand before him.”
Railway tracks, highways blocked in Bihar as Opposition joins bandh
Railway tracks, highways and roads across Bihar were teeming with supporters of the Bharat Bandh, which affected normal life in the state on Tuesday with the opposition parties extending support to the protest led by the farmers’ unions against the Centre’s farm laws. Police were deployed in large numbers across the state to ensure that the movement of essential goods and services remained unhindered. RJD supporters and workers of Pappu Yadav’s Jan Adhikar Party fanned out to various parts of Patna, forcing shopkeepers to down their shutters and deflating tyres of vehicles plying on the roads.
A 32-year-old farmer found dead at Tikri border, may have died of cold
A 32-year-old farmer from Sonipat was found dead at the Tikri Border. He was protesting against the farm laws and was camping for the past few days at the Tikri Border. He was sleeping in the open and on Tuesday morning he was found dead. The police have taken his body for post-mortem examination. It is suspected that the farmer may have died due to cold. He has been identified as Ajay Moor, a resident of Sonipat Guhana. His family members have been informed.
Most shops, offices shut in Punjab in support of Bharat Bandh
Shops and commercial establishments remained shut at many places in Punjab on Tuesday morning in view of a Bharat Bandh called by agitating farmer unions to protest the Centre’s three farm laws. Petroleum dealers in the state closed filling stations to back the call for the nationwide strike. There are over 3,400 fuel pumps in Punjab. In neighbouring BJP-JJP ruled Haryana, opposition parties Congress and Indian National Lok Dal have extended their support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’.
Rahul Gandhi says ‘Modi, stop stealing from farmers’
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweets, “Modi ji, stop stealing from the farmers of the country, support the Bharat Bandh.”
TRS leaders protest in Telangana in support of Bharat Bandh
In Telangana, TRS leaders K Kavitha, KT Rama Rao are protesting along with party workers in Ranga Reddy in support of the Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions.
Telangana: TRS leaders K Kavitha, KT Rama Rao and others, along with party workers, protest in Ranga Reddy in support of #BharatBandh called by farmer unions against Centre’s #FarmLaws. pic.twitter.com/KPAxVd0ljt