The Kisan Morcha (Farmer Union) has decided to observe ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Friday. Friday, 26th March completes a total of four months of the farmers’ agitation on the borders of India’s capital. The agitation was against the three Central farm laws. The Bandh would start on 26th March 2021 from 6 am to 6 pm.
All the rail and road transport, shops and markets, and other public places would be closed throughout the country. The leader of farmers Buta Singh Burjgill earlier revealed that there would be a complete Bharat bandh on the 26th of March. That day would complete 4 months of protest against the farm laws. The Bandh would be peaceful and be effective from morning till evening. It was also revealed that copies of farm laws would be burnt as ‘Holika Dahan’ on 28th March.
The Farmer Union has clarified that the places where Assembly elections are being held would be exempted from Bharat Bandh. The ruling party in Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress Party extended their support to the bandh tomorrow. The party would protest against the decision of the Centre to privatize the Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP). The Chief Minister has also sent a letter in this matter to the Centre suggesting other ways to retain the organization.
The government institutions in Andhra Pradesh will start working after 1 pm and the RTC busses will also start in the afternoon. During the Bandh, all emergency health services will work as usual.