New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Bhopal Singh appealed to farmers sitting at the borders of the national capital to postpone the agitation against the Centre`s three farm laws, saying that they must stand with the nation during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
"Two farmers died at Singhu border due to coronavirus. If farmers will keep dying like this who will agitate? I would like to request to farmers, that looking at the crisis in the country, we must postpone agitation for the time being," Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
Singh's appeal comes after two protesting farmers reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 and pointed out that who would be left to protest if farmers will keep dying.
Further, he urged farmers to stand with nation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and carry out the agitation in the future.
"We will only be called `annadatta` if we survive. We will be called that only if we will be able to save our crops and lives. We will carry out the agitation in the future, but the situation is not right now. We must be with the nation in these difficult times," he said.
Meanwhile, farmers have gathered in large numbers near Delhi border in protest against the three farm laws since November 2020. Despite several attempts, talks between the government and the farmer union leaders failed to yield and result and the impasse continued even as coronavirus wrecked havoc in India.