On Thursday, MPs of 10 opposition parties wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, saying that the situation on the Ghazipur border is like the Indo-Pakistan border and the condition of the farmers is like that of prison inmates. 15 MPs from these parties including SAD, DMK, NCP and Trinamool Congress had gone to meet the protesting farmers at Ghazipur border but they could not meet the farmers.
According to SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who coordinated the visit, the leaders were not allowed to cross the barricade and go to the protest venue. Apart from Badal, NCP’s Supriya Sule, DMK’s Konimoi and Tiruchi Siva were included in the Saugata Roy delegation of Trinamool Congress. He was accompanied by MPs from National Conference, RSP and IUML.
However, Ghaziabad police officials said that they did not stop the delegation from visiting the protest site in Ghazipur. “Leaders of all political parties are coming there and we are not stopping anyone,” a senior official told PTI. They must have been stopped on the other side (Delhi). ”
Earlier during a discussion in Parliament, several opposition parties had appealed to the government to withdraw the three controversial laws and not treat the protesting farmers as enemies. Ghazipur on the border of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh maintains a tight security system and is one of the important demonstration sites and thousands of farmers are camping here demanding the withdrawal of new agricultural laws from the center.
At the same time, the police statement has come out after the photos and video of employees removing the nails from Ghazipur border went viral on social media. Police have said that the site of the spikes is being replaced. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Deepak Yadav said that security arrangements at the border will remain unchanged. He said, “Such photos and videos are becoming public, showing that spikes are being taken out in Ghazipur. But their location is being changed and security arrangements at the border will remain unchanged. ”
Drizzle did not break even in Ghazipur. Hundreds of peasants in Ghazipur stood amidst the cold night and drizzle demanding their repeal of new agricultural laws. Many farmers have set up temporary tents on one side of the Delhi-Meerut highway while many farmers rest in tractor trolleys. Even on the roads laid on the road, some farmers are standing under the open sky.