Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav detained en route to farmers Protests


Farmers Protest at the Delhi border is getting support from all sections of society be it film stars, teachers, students, activists, and common people, who are supporting them in whichever way they can to support the protesting farmers. Almost all opposition parties have voiced their support for the agitation against the farm laws brought by the Modi government.

Today Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav was scheduled to visit Kannauj to stage a demonstration in support of farmers agitating against the Centre’s but the cops stopped him from joining the march.

After which Akhilesh Yadav along with Samajwadi party workers sat on a Dharma outside his residence. Speaking to news agency ANI, Akhilesh Yadav said the police can put them in jail but they will march.

The Yatra was planned by the local SP leaders to express solidarity with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav who was slated to travel to Kannauj, for a tractor rally as part of the ‘Kisan Yatra’ in support of agitating farmers in the outskirts of Delhi.

Ahead of Akhilesh Yadav’s visit to Kannauj for a ‘Kisan Yatra’, a road near the Samajwadi Party in Lucknow was sealed and barricades were placed by the Uttar Pradesh Police, prompting the party to term the move as “undemocratic.”

As the farmer’s protests enter its 11th day, three rounds of meetings between the central government and farmers’ organisations have failed to bear any fruit. While the government suggests some amendments to the farm laws, Farmers organisations are not willing to take anything less than a repeal of the farm laws.

The farmers have rejected all the offers of amendments to the farm laws and maintained that the Bharat Bandh call on Tuesday (December 8) will go as planned with several Opposition parties extending their full support. Congress, too, has said it will organise demonstrations across the country. The next meeting is on December 9. Meanwhile, Boxer Vijender Singh, who joined the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border, said he will return the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award if the government doesn’t repeal the farm laws.


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May 2024


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