BJP favouring wealthy people over farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the BJP of favouring wealthy people over farmers.

In a Hindi tweet, Akhilesh Yadav said, “The biggest problem with the BJP government is that it does not consider itself as a public representative (jan pratinidhi) but as wealth representative (dhan pratinidhi).”

Hence, for the wealthy people, it is putting farmers’ interest at stake, he said, adding that the BJP has forgotten that those whom it is causing harm constitute two-third population of the country and never accept defeat.

The ‘Delhi Chalo’ farmers’ protest at border points of New Delhi has entered the 41st day today.

Thousands of farmers, especially from Punjab and Haryana, are staging a sit-in protest against new agri laws along Delhi borders.

The seventh round of talks between the government and protesting farmers ended inconclusively yesterday.

Meanwhile, Protesting farmer unions on January 5 deferred their proposed tractor march from January 6 to January 7 due to a bad weather forecast, even as they asserted they will intensify their stir in the coming days.

Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, union leaders said thousands of farmers will take out the tractor march from all protest sites to the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) on January 7.

Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav said the decision to defer the march was taken over forecast of bad weather condition on Wednesday.

The city has been receiving rains sporadically over the past three days.