atingAs farmers observe Bharat Bandh on Monday, 27 September, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to register his support to the protest, and shared a Hindi verse:
"Kisanon ka ahinsak satyagraha aaj bhi akhand hai,
Lekin shoshan-kar sarkar ko ye nahi pasand hai,
Isliye aaj Bharat Band hai."
"Farmers' non-violent satyagraha is intact even today. But the exploitative government does not like this. Therefore, today, India is closed," reads the English translation of the verse.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 27, 2021
Farmers across the nation observed a Bharat Bandh on Monday, as they continue to protest against the Union government's thee controversial agricultural laws. The bandh began at 6 am and continued till 4 pm.
Hundreds of farmers on Monday blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 that connects Delhi to parts of Haryana and Punjab, following a nationwide call by farmers' unions to demand the scrapping of the agricultural laws.
'High Time Farmers' Voice Is Heard': Punjab CM, Others Lend Support to Bharat Bandh
Earlier on Monday, the newly-instated Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi had also tweeted in support of the farmers' protest.
"I stand with farmers and appeal the Union government to repeal the three anti-farmer laws. Our farmers have been struggling for their rights since more than a year and it is high time that their voice is heard. I request the farmers to raise their voice in a peaceful manner," he had said.
#IStandWithFarmers & appeal the Union Govt. to repeal the three anti farmer laws. Our farmers have been struggling for their rights since more than a year & it is high time that their voice is heard. I request the farmers to raise their voice in a peaceful manner. pic.twitter.com/R1VZ5gowIc
— Charanjit S Channi (@CHARANJITCHANNI) September 27, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, stating his support to the farmers' cause, was quoted by news agency ANI as saying:
"All their demands are correct, and since the beginning, we have backed them. I appeal to the central government to listen to their demands as soon as possible so that they can go back home and start their work. Enough talks have been held with the agriculture minister, now he should just announce that we are listening to their demands."
A number of others, including Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, and Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav, also expressed their support to the cause of the farmers.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee firmly stands by Farmer Unions demand for Bharat Bandh on 27 Sept 2021. In the war of right and wrong you can not afford to be neutral !! We urge every Congress worker to fight with all their might against the three Unconstitutional Black Laws !!
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 26, 2021
संयुक्त किसान मोर्चा के ‘भारत बंद’ को सपा का पूर्ण समर्थन है।
देश के अन्नदाता का मान न करनेवाली दंभी भाजपा सत्ता में बने रहने का नैतिक अधिकार खो चुकी है।
किसान आंदोलन भाजपा के अंदर टूटन का कारण बनने लगा है।#भाजपा_ख़त्म
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 27, 2021
For a year, our Annadatas have been peacefully protesting for their rights. PM Modi who has time to go to USA to speak to CEOs does not have a single minute to spare to talk to our farmers. @INCIndia & every Indian stands in solidarity with our farmers today!#IStandWithFarmers
— Dr. Shama Mohamed (@drshamamohd) September 27, 2021
Students with Farmers.
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University of Calcutta
Only few hours to go.
Preperation for tomorrow's strike.#SFI #BharatBandh pic.twitter.com/jLRERu6uWY
— Mayukh Biswas (@MayukhDuke) September 26, 2021
2. केन्द्र व यूपी सरकार की किसान-विरोधी नीतियों से पूरा किसान समाज काफी दुःखी व त्रस्त है, लेकिन अब चुनाव से पहले अपनी फेस सेविंग के लिए गन्ना का समर्थन मूल्य थोड़ा बढ़ाना खेती-किसानी की मूल समस्या का सही समाधान नहीं। ऐसे में किसान इनके किसी भी बहकावे में आने वाला नहीं है।
— Mayawati (@Mayawati) September 27, 2021
People are given false promises and the Union government functions in a dictatorial way.
Centre has brought three anti-farm laws and is selling banks, airports, ports to industrialists.#IsupportBharatBandh#आज_भारत_बंद_है#IStandWithFarmers
— Dr. Ajoy Kumar (@drajoykumar) September 27, 2021
No farmer-No food !
Today we stand in solidarity with our farmers , who have been struggling for their rights since more than a year.
I appeal the @PMOIndia to repeal the three anti farmer laws. #IStandWithFarmers @RahulGandhi @priyankagandhi @kcvenugopalmp @manickamtagore
— Komatireddy Venkat Reddy (@KomatireddyKVR) September 27, 2021
The historic #BharatBandh called by SKM begins, drawing support not just from farmers' organisations, but also from various other organisations, political parties and state governments.
Follow these for updates: @Kisanektamorcha@kkuruganti @ramanmann1974https://t.co/R8g2sfrIIU
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) September 27, 2021
— Maanmohan Singh Pahujaa (@msgpahujaa) September 27, 2021
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