Farmer Body Calls For Bharat Bandh From 6 AM To 6 PM On March 26, Finds Support In Andhra Pradesh
Call for Bharat Bandh by farmer unions on 26th March from 6 am to 6 pm got the support of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) in Andhra Pradesh. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), a front of protesting farmers, has called for a nationwide strike when their protest completes four months.
What will be closed during Bharat Bandh on 26th March?
According to a report, the SKM has called for a complete nationwide strike on 26th March and appealed to the nation to make this strike a success. They said that rail and road transport, markets and public places will remain closed from 6 am to 6 pm. A farmer leader Darshan Pal said that they appealed to the people of the country to make that Bharat Bandh a success and honor their Annadata”.
Why is Andhra Pradesh supporting the strike?
YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), the ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, has expressed its solidarity with the protesting farmers. On March 26, YSRCP is also observing a strike to protest against privatization of the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) by the center.
Andhra Pradesh I&PR Minister Perni Venkatramaiah said that the State government was against the privatization of the steel plant and that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had suggested alternatives to retain the organization.
What are farmer unions planning to do on Holi?
Holi festival is around the corner, and the SKM has planned to burn copies of the controversial farm laws on March 28 on the eve of Holi.