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Protests over farm Bills continue; PM Modi accuses Opposition of 'lying'

Modi tells BJP workers to reach out to farmers, bust propaganda

Farmers protest

Farmers held demonstrations in many parts of the country and blocked highways leading to New Delhi using trucks, tractors and combine harvesters. Photos: PTI

Thousands of farmers across the country staged protests against the three agriculture legislation recently passed in Parliament.
Though the protests were held in several parts of the country, the intensity was more in Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh. Farmers had called a Bharat Bandh on Friday in protest against the Bills.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, addressing BJP workers, kept up his offensive against the Opposition, saying that those who always “lied” to farmers are now “shooting from their shoulders” and misleading them for their political benefit. He also asked BJP workers to reach out to farmers on the ground

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First Published: Sep 26 2020 | 12:38 AM IST

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