Protest Against Farm Bills Near India Gate And Set Fire On Tractor
A tractor was set on fire near India Gate in the heart of Delhi this morning during protests against the controversial farm laws, which have triggered widespread protests. When police has came then police have removed the tractor and fire was handle the fire department.
Present Ram Nath Kovind On Sunday gave assent to the three bills passed in parliament last Sunday, that have triggered farmers’ protest especially in Punjab and Haryana.
Some (15-20) persons carrying tractor in Tata 407 vehicle came at Rajpath today at 7:15AM, Man Singh Crossing. They off loaded the tractor and tried to set it ablaze. They claimed to be members of Youth Congress Punjab,” Delhi Police said in a statement. According to the police, the protesters had raised pro-Congress slogans.
The Punjab Youth Congress live-streamed this morning’s protest at India Gate on its official Facebook page. Punjab Youth Congress workers had allegedly tried to set a tractor on fire in Haryana’s Ambala on September 20.
Five people – all from Punjab – have been identified and caught by the police, and the car in which they were travelling has been seized.
Congress personnel set fire on a truck near which was brought them on a tractor and all this happened near India Gate. This is why people voted the Congress out of power,” Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted in Hindi.
Vast farmers’ protests have been apprehended over the laws, particularly in Punjab and Haryana, that are hail as the grain bowl of the country. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Sing is holding a sit-in in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Protests by farmers against the three farm laws continued on Sunday, with farmers in Punjab sitting on the Amritsar-Delhi railway track. Farmers have been performing a sit-in on the rail track in Punjab since last Wednesday with the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.