The nation came to a gridlock on Tuesday with Bharath Bandh called by the farmer leaders against the Centre’s new agri-marketing laws. The Bandh called will run from 11 AM to 3 PM, while shopkeepers and transport unions have expressed their support to the protesting farmers.
However, the supply of dairy products, fruits and vegetables will not be impacted. In the line of the orders issued by the Centre government, all the states and Union Territories tightened security to avoid untoward incidents.
In Telugu states, buses of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) will not ply till 1 pm in the entire state. The buses and vehicles were stalled at the deports while the farmers’ associations along with left parties at all the depots.
Telangana Chief Minister, as well as TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao, is also going to support Bharat Bandh that has been called for on December 8 and will participate in it actively.
Thousands of farmers camped out around Delhi, and thousands more across the country, have been protesting since September, demanding the immediate recall of the farm laws.