Delhi Chalo’ Protest March Takes a Pause: Farmer Leader Announces 2-Day Halt

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New Delhi, 21st February 2024: On 21st February 2024, during a press conference in New Delhi, a farmer leader announced a temporary suspension of the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march for two days.

“We will engage in discussions regarding the incident in Khanauri. Our march towards Delhi will be put on hold for two days. We will provide further clarification on our future course of action later,” stated Sarwan Singh Pandher, the head of the Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee.

This decision comes in response to an appeal from the Centre for additional discussions. Union Agriculture Minister Arjun Munda emphasized the importance of considering the interests of farmers nationwide when formulating policies. He pledged to address the farmers’ concerns in the coming days.

Following the failure of the fourth round of talks with the Centre, farmer unions had resumed the ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest march. The government proposed the purchase of pulses, maize, and cotton crops at MSP for five years after entering into a contract with farmers, but the farm leaders rejected the proposal.