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Delhi News Live Updates: Farmers protest at Jantar Mantar; security tightened at borders

Farmers arrived at the Jantar Mantar in the national capital on Monday morning, following a call by some farm unions to protest in support of their demands which include a legal guarantee for MSP, sacking of MoS Ajay Teni in view of his son’s connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence and more.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has distanced itself from the protest, stating, “A few farm unions who were part of SKM during the farmers’ protest 2020-21 are organising this. Jagjeet Singh Dallewal of BKU Ekta Sidhupur is leading the protest while the rest of the farm unions and leaders are not part of it.” Ahead of the protest, security was ramped up at the Ghazipur, Tikir and Singhu borders of Delhi. According to the police, this was done to prevent any “untoward incident”. Sources said police have placed cemented barricades and blocked major roads.

In other news, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia alleged in a tweet on Monday that he had received a message from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to “break AAP’ and join BJP to get the CBI case against him closed. Sisodia is under probe in connection with the Delhi excise policy. Sisodia added his response to the BJP: “I will cut off my head but will not bow down in front of the corrupt conspirators.”

Farmers panchayat at Jantar Mantar today to decide future course of action

BKU youth leader, Sumit Shastri, stated that farmers have gathered at Jantar Mantar to convene a panchayat in which they will decide the future course of action to ensure that their demands are met and the farmers get their rights.

Protest at Jantar Mantar: What are the farmers demanding?

According to the BKU youth leader, Sumit Shastri, farmers from across the states of India will gather at Jantar Mantar today to protest in support of their demands which include a legal guarantee for MSP, sacking of MoS Ajay Teni in view of his son’s connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the release of farmers jailed after the violence and more.

More farmers expected to arrive at Jantar Mantar

Farmers started gathering at the Jantar Mantar on Monday morning. They stated that a few people are at the Sisganj and Bangla Sahib gurdwara and others are still on their way to Delhi.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) distances itself from protest at Jantar Mantar

In a statement on Monday, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) said, “Today’s protest at Jantar Mantar isn’t a call of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM). A few farm unions who were part of SKM during the farmers protest 2020-21 are organising this. Jagjeet Singh Dallewal of BKU Ekta Sidhupur is leading the protest while the rest of the farm unions and leaders are not part of it.

‘Break AAP, join BJP to get CBI case closed’: Manish Sisodia claims BJP sent him message

In a tweet on Monday morning, Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia claimed he has received a message from the BJP to “break AAP” and join the BJP to get the CBI case against him closed.

Sisodia is under probe over the Delhi excise policy. In his tweet, the deputy CM added his response to the BJP: “I am a Rajput, a descendant of Maharana Pratap. I will cut off my head but will not bow down in front of the corrupt conspirators. All the cases against me are false. Do whatever you want to do.”

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by GOVT.in staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


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