Delhi CM Kejriwal to fast tomorrow in farmers’ support

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said he will be holding a one-day fast tomorrow in support of the protesting farmers.

He also urged all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and supporters to observe one-day fast in solidarity with the farmers.

“I will hold a one-day fast tomorrow in support of farmers’ protests. I appeal to AAP volunteers to join in. Centre should immediately accept all demands of farmers protesting the laws and bring a bill to guarantee MSP (minimum support price),” Kejriwal said.

“Thousands of people support the farmers in their struggle. I appeal to everyone to fast for one day to show their solidarity. These new laws are harmful for the country. They decriminalise profiteering and hoarding. They will help prices go up,” he said.

Demonstrating farmers said major highways linking the national capital will be blocked from Sunday and they will sit on a hunger strike on December 14, when they have called for a nationwide protest against the Centre’s new farm laws.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has scaled up security by deploying extra personnel and putting in place multi-layered barricades at various border points in view of the call given by thousands of farmers to intensify their protest and block the Jaipur-Delhi highway on Sunday.

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been protesting at various border points of Delhi for over two weeks, demanding repeal of the new farm laws.