The farmers protesting for the New Farm Bill recently passed away in the Rajya Sabha has to lead to the ‘Bharat Band,’ where farmers unions across the country, which is also supported by many opposition parties, have now lead to a nationwide shutdown that starts from 11 to 3 Pm today.
Due to the protest, normal life has come to a halt in Odisha as the vehicular movement on many routes have been disrupted due to the blocking of highways and roads. Along with the roadways, the railways are also affected due to the rail rolo agitation at many stations. But the emergency services are available during the protest, but all the government offices, banks, and business establishments would remain closed today.
Several farmer’s unions and many opposition parties like the Congress party in Odisha, the State units of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Samajwadi Party (SP), SUCI, All India Forward block, CPM, SUCI, CPI(ML), CPI (ML), CPI(ML), RS, NCR AAP, and their frontal organizations will support and participate along with the support of All India Trade Union like AITUC, CITU, HMS, INTUC, UTUC, AIUTUC, TCUU, AICCTU, LPF are voicing over the farmer’s protest and observing the nation shutdown in Odisha.
The farmer’s leader has ensured that the Bharat Bandh’s closure will be peaceful and without any sort of violence. They further said that the Bharat Bandh’s primary purpose is to send a message to the Government that the protest is a national movement.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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