Kisan Mukti March live updates: Kejriwal attacks PM Modi, demands implementation of Swaminathan report

Here are the live updates of the Kisan Mukti March:

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 17:05

At least 3,500 farmers on Friday marched towards the Parliament on Friday on the second day of Kisan Mukti March. The farmers, who have been camping at the Ramlila ground here since Thursday, began their march to Parliament Street around 10.30 am amid heavy policy deployment. They were stopped near Parliament Street police station, after which they assembled there.

Over 3,500 police personnel have been deployed on the route of the march. According to a senior police officer, special arrangements have been made in Central and New Delhi police districts. Farmers have come to the capital from different parts of the country, including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Banded under the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which claims to be an umbrella body of 207 organisations of farmers and agricultural workers, many farmers arrived in the city on trains, buses and other modes of transport.

Through the Kisan Mukti March, also being called 'Chalo Dilli', The farmers are demanding a special 21-day session of the Parliament on the agrarian crisis and other related issues including debt relief and better minimum support price (MSP) for crops.

Here are the live updates of the Kisan Mukti March:

 

30 November 2018, 16:12 PM

Five months are left for the Lok Sabha elections, I demand that the Central government should implement Swaminathan report: Arvind Kejriwal

30 November 2018, 15:57 PM

If the loans of industrialists can be waived off, then the debt of farmers must be waived off as well. I assure the farmers of India, we are with you, don't feel afraid. Aapki shakti ne is desh ko banaya hai: Rahul Gandhi

30 November 2018, 15:50 PM

Rahul Gandhi reaches farmers' protest in Delhi.

"PM Modi made a lot of promises to farmers but has done nothing. He said MSPs would be increased, bonus would be given. Nothing has happened."

"The central government has waived of loans of big industrialists but has not done anything for you. Only hollow promises are made to you."

30 November 2018, 15:28 PM

Speaking at the farmers’ protest in the capital, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said, "BJP, PM Narendra Modi and RSS have only one weapon in hand that is Ram Temple. As the elections are approaching, they have started chanting ‘Ram Ram’."

30 November 2018, 14:35 PM

Arvind Kejriwal likely to address the rally on Friday evening.

30 November 2018, 13:53 PM

Farmers marching to Parliament stopped mid-way, near Parliament Street police station. Denied permission by police to march to Parliament, around 35,000 farmers from across the country have converged near Parliament Street Police station in the national capital on Friday, where their leaders addressed the protesters, reported PTI.

 

30 November 2018, 13:00 PM

30 November 2018, 12:40 PM

 

30 November 2018, 11:23 AM

About 1,200 members of the National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturalists Association reached the national capital in the early hours of Thursday carrying skulls of two of their colleagues who had committed suicide, their leader P Ayyakannu claimed.

The group from Tamil Nadu had threatened to march naked if they are not allowed to go to Parliament on Friday.They had last year staged protests at Jantar Mantar with the skulls of eight farmers who killed themselves owing to losses.

30 November 2018, 11:23 AM

Traffic was disrupted in many parts of the city on Thursday as the farmers marched to the Ramlila ground in the heart of the city on four different routes, starting from Anand Vihar, Nizamuddin and Bijwasan railway stations and Sabzi Mandi.

30 November 2018, 11:23 AM

Over 3,500 police personnel have deployed on the route of the march. According to a senior police officer, special arrangements have been made in Central and New Delhi police districts.

As many as 850 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, have been deployed in the Central district. They have been augmented by the presence of 12 police companies, including two of women, each comprising 75-80 personnel, a police official said. 

In New Delhi district, 346 police personnel, up to the rank of sub-inspectors, have been deployed and 600 personnel from other districts will also help them, the official said.

Nine police companies, along with 71 officers, from the rank of inspectors up to additional DCPs, are also present.

30 November 2018, 10:47 AM

30 November 2018, 09:10 AM

Many political leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and NCP chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference`s Farooq Abdullah, Trinamool Congress` Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal`s Sharad Yadav, social activists including Medha Patkar and journalist P. Sainath, have extended their support to the rally.

The Communist Party of India (CPI) has urged the entire country to stand up in solidarity with the community as the government has been "insensitive" to their demands.

30 November 2018, 09:10 AM

Farmers and rural labourers from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and other states converged in the national capital. 

 

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