New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare has sat on a day-long hunger to support protesting farmers who have called Bharat Bandh demanding to pull Centre’s agri laws.
According to reports, Hazare, in a recorded message, appreciated the farmers for their move, saying no violance has taken place in the last 10 days during the protest.
“I appeal to the people of the country that the agitation which is going on in Delhi should spread across the country. The situation needs to created to create pressure on the government, and to achieve this, farmers need to hit streets. But no one should resort to violence,” said Hazare.
He began his fast in Ralegan Siddhi village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.
He said this was the “right time” for farmers to come out on streets and get their issues resolved.
“I had backed this cause earlier also, and will continue to do so,” he said.
Hazare also expressed the need to grant autonomy to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) and to implement the recommendations of the M S Swaminathan Commission.