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Sanjay Raut to visit Singhu, Ghazipur borders to meet protesting farmers

This comes a week after the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day turned violent in the national capital

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Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing agitation against the farm reform laws, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Farmers and their supporters during their ongoing agitation against the farm reform laws, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Saturday, Jan 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)

leader and Rajya Sabha MP will visit Singhu and Ghazipur borders on Tuesday to meet the farmers protesting central farm laws.

This comes a week after the farmers' tractor rally on Republic Day turned violent in the capital.

"The Maha Vikas Aghadi has taken many decisions in the interest of the farmers. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray always stood behind farmers in their tough times. The anguish and tears of the farmers are disturbing. On the instructions of party president Uddhav Thackeray, today I am going to meet agitating farmers at Singhu Border," Raut tweeted in Marathi.

''Kisan andolan zindabad! will visit protesting farmers at Ghazipur today at 1 pm. Jai jawan, jai kisan,'' he said in another tweet.

On Republic Day, protestors did not follow the prearranged route and broke barricades to enter Delhi, clashed with police and vandalised property in several parts of the capital during the farmers' tractor rally. They also entered the Red Fort and unfurled their flags from its ramparts.

Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws: Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.

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First Published: Tue, February 02 2021. 09:45 IST
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