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SKM calls for Bharat Bandh on Monday; accumulates support from Bank Union to Opposition

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The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) has called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday to mark the first anniversary of the three debatable farm legal guidelines and has garnered support from all sections of the society, along with political parties.

Many opposition parties have expressed their favour to the bandh — even Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has supported the bandh along with Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav, who has made public that he’s going to take part in the national strike.

The Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu governments, too, have declared their entire support to the national strike. The Congress has stated that they will also join hands on the protests on Monday.

Timings and specifications of the Bandh

The bandh is going to start from 6 AM in the morning and end at 4 PM in the evening. In this time span, all authorities and personal offices, academic and different institutions, shops, industries and business institutions in addition to public occasions and features might be closed at some stage in the country.

However, all emergency institutions and important services, such as hospitals, clinical stores, relief and rescue work and those who are attending medical emergencies must be exempted. The bandh must be enforced in a voluntary and non violent manner, the SKM has assured.

Andhra Government extends support

The Andhra Pradesh government has not just declared complete assistance to the Bharat Bandh on September 27, but also towards the people of Visakhapatnam steel plant, State Information and Transport Minister Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) stated on Saturday.

Nani said to journalists that the state authorities have determined to prevent APSRTC buses throughout the state from September 26 nighttime to September 27 afternoon.

The DMK has persuaded the public, farmers, farmworkers and investors to take part in the proposed national strike on September 27 by farmer unions and entreated its functionaries to make the “Bharat Bandh” a fulfillment in Tamil Nadu.

DMK’s leader also supports the call

The party stands with farmers protesting in Delhi and different locations in opposition to the farm laws, DMK’s state agriculture wing leader NKK Periyasamy said, including that the Centre turned into autocratic and by no means can pay heed to them. Farmers, farmworkers, standard public, investors and all social outfits of Tamil Nadu need to take part in the bandh and make it a success, he requested.

Kerala’s LDF express solidarity with SKM

Kerala’s ruling party has additionally referred to as for a state-wide hartal on 27 September to express solidarity with the issue. This was decided after the meeting with A Vijayaraghavan and the leaders of ruling party alliance in Thiruvananthapuram.

Speaking to the media, Vijayaraghavan stated 5 lakh people will take part in the protest. He claimed that over one hundred organizations inclusive of motor transport workers, financial institution personnel and farmers organizations have prolonged their help to the LDF agitation.

Congress join the call of SKM

The Congress shall also be a part of the September 27 “Bharat Bandh” called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha to mark the first anniversary of passing of the 3 debatable farm legal guidelines in Parliament, the party declared on Saturday.

Party spokesperson Gourav Vallabh stated the Narendra Modi government has systematically assaulted the agricultural sector in the past seven years. At the very start of the Modi government in 2014, it came up with the Land Acquisition Ordinance to usurp farm lands in the call of strategic sectors; however , the authorities needed to drop this bill, he stated.

“The Modi government is responsible for all round ruin of the farm sector. And now they are turning a blind eye towards the farmers who have been protesting for nine months braving the elements at the Delhi border. 600 farmers have died in this agitation but the government still insists on not talking about the farm laws,” Vallabh added.

Former Bihar Deputy CM and RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav has also supported the bandh.

In a tweet, Tejashwi Yadav stated that in the meeting of pinnacle leaders of the grand alliance parties held at the residence, it became unanimously determined to take part and assist the Bharat Bandh referred to as on September 27 “in protest against the anti-farmer policies of the NDA government”. “We are firm with the farmers,” he said

Bank Authorities extend support

The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation has expressed their support to the bandh on Monday. It has asked the authorities to have a talk with the farmers on their needs and rescind the three laws on the centre of the standoff. The confederation stated that its associates and nation state units will be a part and will join protest movements of the farmers everywhere all over India on Monday.

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