Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, 7 December, visited the Singhu border, where he also reviewed the facilities for farmers at the spot, news agency ANI reported.
Heavy security continues to be deployed at the protest site amid continuing protests by farmers. Several Delhi government ministers visited the border along with the chief minister.
Speaking during his visit to Singhu border, the Delhi CM said, “We support all demands of farmers. Their issue and demands are valid. My party and I have stood with them from the very beginning.”
He added that at the beginning of their protests, the Delhi Police had sought permission to convert nine stadiums into jails. “I was pressurised but didn’t permit,” he said.
He also reiterated that the AAP and its leaders have been serving farmers as ‘sevadars’.
“I haven’t come here as Chief Minister but as a ‘sevadar’. Farmers are in trouble today, we should stand with them. AAP supports the 8 December Bharat Bandh, party workers will participate in it across the nation,” he said, according to ANI.
The farmers have been peacefully protesting at various borders of Delhi for over 10 days now and are scheduled to meet the Centre for what will be the sixth round of talks on Wednesday. The fifth round of talks was held on 5 December but yielded no result.
Arvind Kejriwal Lead AAP Extends Support to Bharat Bandh:
Arvind Kejriwal will be the first CM to visit a protest venue. The Aam Aadmi Party leader has extended the party’s support to the farmers’ call for a Bharat Bandh on 8 December.
On Sunday, he tweeted that the AAP completely supports farmers on their decision to call for a ‘Bharat bandh.’ He further said that AAP’s workers will peacefully support the farmers.
8 दिसंबर को किसानों द्वारा किए गए भारत बंद के आह्वान का आम आदमी पार्टी पूरी तरह से समर्थन करती है। देश भर में आम आदमी पार्टी के कार्यकर्ता शांतिपूर्ण तरीक़े से इसका समर्थन करेंगे। सभी देशवासियों से अपील है की सब लोग किसानो का साथ दें और इसमें हिस्सा लें https://t.co/xNseuxjtFO— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 6, 2020