Delhi Chalo: Farmers to intensify protests with the incessant demand amid Modi's new claim!

With the unprecedented march and protests from the farmers, Delhi has been witnessing the grounds of blockades, agitations, and unrest as the peasants had refused to take back their march unless the Central government come forward with the assurance of repealing the controversial farm bills, which the farmers claim, would be menacing their lives and livelihoods. 

The farmers from across the country particularly from the neighboring states of Delhi including Haryana and Punjab have been protesting against the Modi-led Central government in Delhi and they arrived in the national capital by crossing several barricades that were installed to stop them from entering the city. The farmers have been holding protests in Delhi for five straight days against the farm bills. 

The farmers have been protesting across Delhi and they have been calling out fellow peasants from other states to join the protests. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had appealed to the farmers to mitigate the protests and he asked the farmers to shift their protests to Burari ground and said that the Center was ready to hold discussions with them after they shift their protests to the designated place. 

However, the farmers had refused to adhere to the appeal from the Home Minister and they had installed blockades and blocked major highways in Delhi on Sunday and the farmers vowed to intensify their protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urging him to repeal the farm bills. The farmers have been demonstrating in Delhi and they have camped on the protest site with the motive of not turning back to their native states without having the farm bills revoked. 

On Sunday, the protesting group has issued a statement in which it had flayed the government for saying it would engage in talks with the farmers if they moved their protest off the roads into a designated stadium site. The farmers had called the government to stop laying down any conditions if it is serious about addressing the demands of the farmers and the government should come up with the solution.

The farmers had vowed to continue the protests until the government meets their demand for revoking the farm bills and peasants had the farmers' unions to expand the protests from Tuesday in their states. While on one hand, the farmers are showing no signs to mitigate the protests, on the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a new claim, which has become his first statement on the farmers' protest. 

Speaking at a public rally during a visit to his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi on Monday, the Prime Minister said that the new agricultural laws have been brought in for benefit of the farmers. By slamming the opposition parties for spreading rumors about the laws, the Prime Minister stated that the farmers and the country will see and experience the benefits of these new laws in the coming days. By resisting the protests from the farmers, Narendra Modi had signaled that the government won't be repealing the farm bills. 

The government has stated that the farm bills will attract investment and fix the supply chains. However, the opposition parties have been voicing against the Center and powering the voices of farmers in urging the government to repeal the farm bills. According to Reuters, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the new laws would benefit big business and accused Modi of crony capitalism. The Congress leader has said that farmers are standing up against the black laws and they have reached Delhi leaving their farms and families behind. 

The farmers fear that the bills will pump in the privatization into the agricultural sector and the bills if passed, would largely affect their minimum support price (MSP) and they could lose their price supports for their produce. Along with the national opposition parties, the state opposition parties like DMK had staunchly demanded the Prime Minister to repeal the bills. Apart from Delhi, some of the states including Tamil Nadu had staged fierce protests against the farm bills. As the sequel of the unprecedented protests, the price of the basic produce had attained a spike with growing demand and plunging production.