On farmers’ protest, Sharad Pawar says govt should act with maturity, stir ‘won’t be limited to Delhi’


NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on Sunday that the central government should act with maturity and take cognizance of the farmers’ agitation who have been protesting for more than 10 days against the farm laws.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar (Photo: PTI)

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief and former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said on Sunday that the central government should act with maturity and take cognizance of the farmers’ agitation who have been protesting for more than 10 days against the farm laws. Sharad Pawar also said the farmers’ protest would not be limited to Delhi.

“Farmers of Punjab and Haryana are providing rice and wheat on a large scale. India is exporting food grains to 13 countries in which Punjab and Haryana are playing a big role. If farmers of Punjab and Haryana are protesting, the government should take cognizance but unfortunately, that is not happening,” Sharad Pawar said.

Sharad Pawar further said, “If this will be the case, this [farmers’ protest] will not be limited to Delhi and everybody will support the farmers soon. So, it is time that the government acts with maturity.”

Meanwhile, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Congress and the opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have extended their support to the farmers’ call for Bharat Bandh on Tuesday (December 8).

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao announced his party’s support to the Bharat Bandh call and said the TRS rank and file would participate actively in the proposed nationwide shutdown. Congress, too, has announced its support to the Bharat Bandh in support of the protesting farmers.

The representatives of thousands of agitating farmers, who are sitting on various borders of the national capital since November 26, have said their call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on December 8 would be observed with full force.



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