All roads and rail transport, markets, and other public places will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 26.However, this is not necessary for the places where elections are going to be held, the statement said.
The Samukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a front of protesting farmer unions, on Wednesday called on the people of the country to make the March 26 Bharat Bandh a complete success. According to a statement issued by the SKM, farmers have been protesting at the Delhi border for the past four months and the government is completely discrediting them instead of accepting their demands.
SKM on Friday called for a Bharat Bandh on Friday. All roads and rail transport, markets and other public places will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 26. “It simply came to our notice then.
Farmer leader Darshan Pal said, “We urge the people of the country to make Bharat Bandh a complete success and to honor their ‘Annada’.” Farmers across the country organized a program on Tuesday to mark Martyrs’ Day.
A torch procession was held at Bhatgaon,Sonipat, in Haryana. In Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh, youths wrote the slogan “Inquilab Zindabad” with their blood and organized blood donation camps, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said the farmers’ agitation will continue till the time the Centres rolls back the farm laws and provides legal guarantee on MSP. Referring to cases registered against many farmers in the aftermath of incidents on January 26 in Delhi, Tikait said, “Farmers are not scared of cases. This agitation will continue so long the Centre does not withdraw these laws and till the time a law is framed giving legal guarantee on MSP.” “This agitation will go till November-December,” he said, while making it clear that the government should not be mistaken that farmers were going anywhere.
“The government feels that farmers will return home in the summer. At first they thought we would be back home in the extreme winter But we don’t go anywhere, we have established fans, etc. “People who help farmers in their movement are being harassed by government agencies,” he said.