New Delhi. Thousands of farmers from across India marched to the Parliament from Ramlila Maidan, in demand for an end to the agrarian crisis in the country as well as a special sitting to discuss the situation.
Farmers, who have banded together under All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), had gathered in New Delhi on Thursday.
Opposition parties rallied behind farmers with senior leaders including SitaramYechury, Yogendra Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi taking the stage alongside farmers.
Both Kejriwal and Gandhi targetted Modi government for the prevalent agrarian crisis and called for farm loan waivers to provide relief to farmers.
“We stand with you. We are ready to do whatever you want, even if that involves changing the law,” Rahul Gandhi told farmers at Parliament Street
The AIKSCC claims that the rally is “one of the largest congregations of farmers” in the national capital in recent times.
Police have made elaborate arrangements for the rally, with at least 3,500 personnel deployed along the route.