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'For 13 months we have sustained a protest against the government, and this won't go anyway in hours. Farmers still have anti-BJP sentiments,' said the Baliyan Khap headman and national president of BKU
Mamata's support for the agitation which has drawn on the agrarian community in rural north India, may be perceived by farmer leaders as a potential force multiplier
Tikait said that the farmers have been called terrorists, Khalistanis, members of tukde-tukde gang and parasites merely for opposing the policies of the government
Meanwhile in UP's Baghpat, a 'sarv khap mahapanchayat' took place at the Tehsil ground with farmers pouring in from nearby districts as well in tractor-trollies
Kisan Kranti Yatra updates: Delhi Police justifies action against farmers, says they used 'minimum required force'
Kisan Kranti Yatra LIVE updates: The Delhi Police justified action against protesting farmers. In a statement, it said, "Despite persuasive methods requesting them to wait till outcome of talks of their leaders with the government, a section of crowd turned violent and tried to break barricades forcefully through tractor-trolleys and were also carrying lathis."
Kisan Kranti Yatra: Centre says committee to look into demands, but protesters not satisfied with assurances
The Kisan Kranti Yatra, which began from Tikait Ghat in Haridwar on 23 September, was joined by farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Farmers' strike: Protesters block national highways, plan to perform 'shavasana' on International Yoga Day
Indian farmers have now resorted to blocking national highways to further shed light on their cause.
A 'kisan mahapanchayat' organised by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) at Jantar Mantar on Thursday called for providing remunerative prices to farmers and the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report.