New Delhi, Jan 23: At a late-night press conference, the farmer union leaders presented a masked man who claimed that he along with 10 others, including two girls were sent to the protest site at the Sighu border to incite violence.
However, hours later, he said that he as reading a script given by the union leaders present at the press conference. The man later identified as Yogesh said that he was forced to lie about the controversy. I was hit by the farmers and forced to lie, he also said.
New Delhi, Jan 17: A farmer union requested the Supreme Court on Saturday to remove the remaining three members of the committee it had set up to resolve the impasse over the three contentious farm laws, and select people who can do the job “on the basis of mutual harmony”.
New Delhi, Dec 10: For the BJP, the timing of the Rajasthan local body elections could not have been better. The victory came amidst the farmer protests and the BJP has said that the victory was thanks to the votes the party got from the farmers, women and poor.
BJP chief, J P Nadda said that it was thanks to the farmers, women and poor that the party fared so well in Rajasthan. Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar called the victory as a huge endorsement to the farm reforms by the Narendra Modi government.
Amidst all the farmer protests in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, the father of the Green Revolution, M S Swaminathan said that if agriculture goes wrong, nothing will go right. “Need serious attention to their long-term economic viability,” he posted on Twitter. He also said that if the government did not take care of the farmers, everything would go wrong.