The Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tejashwi Yadav hit out on the Nitish Kumar led Bihar authorities, daring it to arrest him for protesting in assist of farmers’ calls for to repeal the Centre’s three contentious farm legal guidelines. Yadav’s feedback got here after a case was filed in opposition to him and 18 different leaders from the constituents of the Grand Alliance-led opposition in Bihar for protesting with out permission amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The primary info report (FIR) has been registered in opposition to them below a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Epidemic Illnesses Act. An FIR was additionally lodged in opposition to 500 unidentified individuals.
“The federal government of Bihar, led by a cowardly chief minister, has lodged an FIR in opposition to me for elevating the voice in assist of the farmers. If in case you have any actual energy, then arrest me. If you don’t, I’ll give up myself. I’m even able to be hanged for farmers,” Yadav, the chief of opposition in Bihar, tweeted in Hindi.
The RJD, together with different Mahagathbandhan events, had on Saturday held an indication in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan in solidarity with agitating farmers throughout the nation. Reacting to the fees, the RJD had additionally known as Nitish Kumar, a “coward” and criticised the federal government for reserving Yadav utilizing “false pretexts”.
“The Bihar authorities has proven its two-faced character by utilizing false and shallow pretexts to e book Tejashwi Yadav for standing with the farmers and protesting of their assist. For farmers, we’re not frightened of even a thousand such FIRs,” the get together proclaimed.
Whereas the fifth spherical of talks on Saturday with farmer group leaders remained inconclusive, the Centre has introduced one other assembly on December 9. Farmers’ leaders have mentioned that they’ll go forward with the proposed Bharat Bandh known as by the protesting farmers on December eight.
The farmers are protesting in opposition to the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Worth Assurance and Farm Companies Act, 2020, and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020.