Agitated over the allotment of Sant Nirankari Ground for his or her protest, rather than Ramlila Maidan, farmers protesting at Delhi’s borders on Sunday announced that they're going blocking three highways connecting the capital to Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
Till Sunday, only Singhu border and Tikri border were blocked by the farmers.The farmer groups from Punjab and Haryana, who had marched up to Delhi on Friday but weren't allowed to enter the town , are camping at Singhu (Delhi-Haryana) border and Tikri border for the past three days. On an equivalent day, the police offered the protestors Sant Nirankari ground to continue their agitation but the farmers refused the offer posing for Ramlila Maidan, which is closer to the Lutyens’ Delhi.
On Sunday, holding a news conference at Singhu border, farmer leader Surjeet Singh Phul said they need decided that rather than getting to the Burari ground, they're going to block three other highways resulting in Delhi, Jaipur-Delhi highway that connects Gurugram to Delhi, Hapur-Delhi highway that connects Delhi with Ghaziabad and Mathura-Delhi highway that connects Faridabad to Delhi.
Phul said, “Burari ground is an open jail and that we will never accept to assemble there. On Sunday, a gaggle of farmers from Uttarakhand who had reached Delhi were taken by the police to Burari ground once they said they need to travel to Jantar Mantar. We refuse to travel to Burari. we've enough ration to survive for a minimum of four months,” he said.
Phul also said that the farmers will allow none of the political leaders to use their stage to politicise their cause. “Regardless of the party, we'll allow no politician to deal with from our platform. We’ve been agitating in Punjab for the past two months and that we didn't allow any politician to interfere even there,” he added.
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