new Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed the central government for making blockage of cement and barbed wire by the police near the farmers’ agitation sites and said that it should build a bridge instead of a wall.
Rahul targets the government
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same topic, ‘Prime Minister, war with your farmers?’
Explain that the demonstration sites of the farmers on the borders of Delhi were converted into fort on Monday.
Build bridges, not walls! pic.twitter.com/C7gXKsUJAi
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 2, 2021
In order to further restrict the movement of protesters protesting against the new agricultural laws, workers were seen putting iron bars between two cement barriers near the main highway on the Singhu border. Another part of the highway on the Delhi-Haryana border has been blocked and a temporary cement wall has been erected there. Several levels of barricades have been installed at Ghazipur Border on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border to prevent movement of vehicles. Barbed wire has also been installed to prevent people from walking.
Sanjay Raut to meet protesting farmers at Ghazipur border
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that he would be able to get the Ghazipur border near Delhi as directed by Maharashtra Chief Minister and party chief Uddhav Thackeray. (Ghazipur Border) But the protestors will meet the farmers. The Shiv Sena has been supporting the farmers who have been demonstrating on the borders of Delhi for more than two months against the three new agricultural laws of the Center.
Raut tweeted, ‘The government led by Maha Vikas Aghadi has taken decisions in the interest of farmers. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is standing with him in the grief of the farmers. According to his instructions, I will meet the protesting farmers on the Ghazipur border. ‘
He told that he would reach the Ghazipur border at around one day. Police have increased security around the protest venue of the farmers and have put up barriers on the roads.
Blockers put in place to stop the movement of vehicles
To prevent the movement of the protesters, the workers under the supervision of the police have put iron rods between the two queues of cement blockers along the main highway at the Singhu border. That part has also been partially obstructed by the construction of a temporary cement wall on another part of the Delhi-Haryana highway.
Multilevel blockers have been installed at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border to stop the movement of vehicles. Barbed wires have been installed to keep pedestrians away from the route. As the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members and its leader Rakesh Tikait stood at the UP Gate in Ghazipur, the gathering of protesters was increasing there. BKU workers have been standing there since November last year.