New Delhi:: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday supported the agitating farmers and urged the Central government to listen to their demands. He said, the demands of farmers are correct and government should listen to their demands.
While talkingto the reporters during the Delhi Tourism app launch, Kejriwal said, "This is very sad that on the occasion of Bhagat Singh birthday, farmers had to call for a Bharat bandh. It has been almost a year since the farmers are trying to convince the government. This is an independent India. If we don't even listen to our farmers in independent India, then who will?"
All their demands are correct, and since the beginning, we have backed them. I appeal to the Central govt to listen to their demands at the earliest so that they can go home and can start their work. Enough talks have been held with the Agriculture Minister, now he should just announce that we are listening to their demands," Kejriwal added.
Farmers have been protesting at different sites since November 26 last year against the three 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 Act, 2020. Farmer leaders and the Centre have held several rounds of talks but the impasse remains.