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Farmers have been protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of Delhi for 84 days in protest against the new agricultural laws.
It has been 84 days since the farmers’ agitation against the new agricultural laws. The farmers are protesting at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur borders of Delhi. Meanwhile, a man involved in a demonstration along the Singhu border attacked a police officer with a sword on Tuesday night. He then ran away with the police officer’s car. The injured SHO is hospitalized.
Police said on Wednesday that the accused’s name is Harpreet Singh. He committed the incident at the Singhu border around 8 pm. Police personnel chased him by PCR van. Harpreet rammed the car into the pavement near Mukarba Chowk. After this, he escaped by snatching the bike from a person. Police apprehended him at around 8.30 pm.
Sources say that the accused Mentally is unstable. However, the Delhi Police has not confirmed this claim. A senior police office said that the accused has been arrested. Legal action is underway in the case.
BJP worried about political loss of farmers movement
The BJP is worried about the political form of the peasant movement. If no solution to the issue is found soon, the party may suffer in Jat dominated areas. Particularly in Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, the party’s position may be weak.
Based on the feedback from MPs and MLAs from these regions, the party is now planning its strategy. The top leadership has asked these leaders to keep in touch with their respective regions, especially the Jat farmers.
Jat made strategy to maintain hold on vote bank
A meeting was held at the party’s national headquarters on Tuesday. It was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar, Party President JP Nadda and General Secretary (Organization) BL Santosh. These leaders urged legislators and local leaders to liaise with local khaps, panchayats and community groups in these areas to explain the position of the party and the government.
The party leadership was forced to hold this meeting following the continuation of the peasant movement and feedback from the ground cadre of the party. The growing involvement of the Jat community in the peasant movement has become a matter of concern for the BJP. Jats of western Uttar Pradesh have voted unilaterally in favor of Prime Minister Modi since 2014.
The BJP fears that its Jats may break into the vote bank. Now the opposition parties, especially the Congress, are trying to woo the Jats. Priyanka Gandhi is continuously joining Kisan Panchayats in western Uttar Pradesh.