Farmers plan national road blockade on November 5
Delhi Chalo protest on Nov 26, 27 could draw thousands of farmers to capital
Over 500 farmers groups plan to block roads across the country on November 5, as part of an all-India “chakka jam”, the next step in their protests against the three controversial farm reform laws passed by Parliament last month.
The groups, which include several major federations such as the Bharatiya Kisan Union and the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, are also planning a march to the national capital on November 26 and 27, if their demands to repeal the laws are not accepted. They are also opposing the Electricity Bill 2020, which could affect the power subsidy given to farmers. Some leaders estimated that more than 40,000 farmers from Punjab alone could take part in the Delhi Chalo protest.
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The Hindu, 27 October, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/farm-laws-farmers-plan-national-road-blockade-on-nov-5/article32956741.ece