Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders on one-day fast to show support to protesting farmers

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Arvind Kejriwal among the farmers outside Delhi border. [IMAGE – PTI]

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is observing a day-long fast on Monday to extend support to protesting farmers in the national capital. Kejriwal also urged volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to observe the fast to support the farmers.

“Some central government ministers and BJP leaders are saying that farmers are anti-national. Many ex-servicemen, national and international players, singers, celebrities, doctors, traders are supporting the farmers. Want to ask BJP, are all these people also anti-nationals?,” Kejriwal added.

The protest entered 19th day on Monday as the agitating farmers staged sit-ins and hunger strike in nationwide protest on Monday. The fast on Monday is being observed from 8 am to 5 pm in demand to repeal the laws.

It comes a day after farmers had blocked the Delhi-Jaipur highway at Shahjahanpur. More and more farmers have been joining the agitation at several border points in the national capital.

Farmers as well as government representatives have held six rounds of talks but the meetings have remained non-conclusive. While the government has assured the farmers that it will guarantee minimum support price (MSP) and agreed to make amendments to the laws, the farmers have been firm on their demand that the laws be rolled back.

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