Bharat bandh: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi claims party workers in Uttar Pradesh being arrested for supporting farmers

Bharat bandh: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi claims party workers in Uttar Pradesh being arrested for supporting farmers

Amid Bharat bandh known as by farmers union towards Centre’s agriculture legal guidelines on Tuesday, Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that social gathering employees in Uttar Pradesh are being arrested for supporting farmers.

Taking to micro-blogging web site Twitter, she posted a number of photos saying that it’s a ‘do or die battle’ for the farmers. She added that the Congress employees are with the farmers until their final breath, she tweeted in Hindi.

“Today, Congress workers and officials are being arrested and house arrested all over Uttar Pradesh for supporting the farmers. To save their farming and farmers’ MSP, it is a “do or die” battle for the farmers, sitting in the harsh winters. The Congress workers are with the farmers till their last breath,” she tweeted in Hindi.

In the nationwide capital, the general public transport providers remained largely unaffected through the Bharat Bandh on Tuesday although some auto and taxi unions saved their autos off the roads in assist of the shutdown known as by farmers protesting towards the brand new agri legal guidelines.’

Kamaljeet Gill, the President of Sarvodaya Driver Association of Delhi which represents drivers working with app-based cab aggregators, claimed most of its members have been on strike. “There are around 4 lakh app-based cabs in Delhi-NCR. Most of our members are on strike,” he stated.

Many customers of app-based cab providers although stated they didn’t face a lot problem in reserving rides. “The wait time for Ola and Uber was like any other day. I did not have to wait for much or face any issues today,” stated Pradip Dubey, a commuter. Autorickshaws have been additionally simply obtainable on the roads, stated another commuters.

Sanjay Samrat, the President of Delhi Taxi Tourist Transporters Association, stated drivers related to a number of unions together with these affiliated to Delhi State Taxi Cooperative Society and Kaumi Ekta Welfare Association have been on strike. “Our strike in Support of Bharat Bandh has been profitable, claimed Samrat.

The members of placing auto, taxi unions held an ‘Akhand Paath’ at Bangla Sahib gurudwara praying for the wellbeing of farmers and drivers, he stated. However, different auto and taxi unions claimed the strike didn’t have any affect on transport amenities in Delhi.

“All our autos and taxis are running normally and the strike has no impact at all. We support the farmers and their demands, but strike causes problems only to ordinary people,” stated Rajender Soni, the final secretary of the Delhi Auto Rickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union.

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The auto and taxi providers have been regular at locations like airport, bus stations and railway stations, he claimed. The IGI airport taxi union president Kishanji additionally stated black and yellow taxi providers have been regular and it was not a part of the strike. Agitating farmer unions have threatened to dam nationwide highways and occupy toll plazas throughout the nation throughout their ‘chakka jam’ protest from 11 am to three pm as a part of their stir. 

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