The peasant movement is intensifying. The Anandbazar newspaper reported that the protesting farmers have started everything from blocking roads around Delhi to closing the toll plaza announced on Saturday.
On Friday, farmers threatened to close the toll plaza and not allow them to collect tolls. Shambhu toll plaza in Ambala, Haryana has been closed since that night. Apart from this, Bastar toll plaza was also closed at night.
The anti-agricultural law movement fell on Saturday, the 17th day. On Friday, the farmers filed an application in the Supreme Court and sought their intervention. After that, BJP’s ally Jananayak Janata Party started protesting. Dushmant Chautala warned that if the BJP did not comply with the demands of the farmers, he would resign.
On the other hand, the BJP claims that fundamentalists have joined the Left movement. Those organizations are trying to divert the direction of the movement. However, farmer organizations have denied the allegations.
Police has been on high alert since Saturday morning in many areas including the Delhi-Haryana border to end the peasant movement. Three and a half thousand policemen have been deployed in Gurugram and Faridabad to deal with the situation. Security has been beefed up in many parts of the capital police to deter protesting farmers.
The farmers threatened to close the Delhi-Jaipur highway. The administration has taken steps to ensure that Delhi is not blocked due to the program.