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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


Farmers' protest LIVE updates Day 78: With a resolution of the stalemate over the new farm legislation seeming unlikely anytime soon, the agitating farmers at the Singhu border have started strengthening the infrastructure at the protest site to prepare for a long haul.

Earlier in the day, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the government for the three agriculture laws that have triggered protests by farmers at Delhi's borders, saying these legislations will allow industrialists to buy unlimited quantity of foodgrains and hoard them.

Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today backed three contentious farm laws, saying these legislations are in the interest of farmers and not against them.
Protesting farmers on Wednesday announced a four-hour nationwide rail blockade on February 18 as they renewed their strategy to intensify their agitation, which also included a candle march on February 14 in the memory of those killed in the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at the three Delhi border points --- Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur --- for more than two months, demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee on minimum support price for their crops.


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First Published: Thu, February 11 2021. 07:52 IST