'Please stand by the farmers, 'kisan mazdoors', 'arhtiyas', mandi labour and Dalits. Don't let the 'annadata' (farmers) starve or sleep on the roads,' said Sukhbir Singh Badal while requesting the President not to sign the Bills
'I want to assure farmers that minimum support price and APMC will continue; these will never be removed at any cost' : Rajnath Singh. He also condemned opposition's behaviour as 'shameful' and unprecedented in Parliament's history.
'We are here to serve our farmers. We will do everything possible to support them and ensure a better life for their coming generations.' These bills will add impetus to the efforts to double income of farmers and ensure greater prosperity for them, says Prime Minister Modi.
The Youth Congress activists were going to Delhi through the Chandigarh-Delhi highway when they were stopped at the heavily barricaded entrance to Haryana by police. Some activists tried to set a tractor on fire after the march was stopped
Farmers at several places in Punjab on Sunday burnt copies of farm bills and effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the bills related to the agriculture sector will destroy their livelihood.
Opposition members in the Rajya Sabha accused the government of helping the corporates, at the cost of the farmers. Opposition MPs claim that the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill helps defaulting corporates get away.
Peacock numbers are rising in India. But the growing population is also leading to increasing conflict with farmers trying to save their crops from hordes of the protected national bird descending on their fields.