Farmers came to Jantar Mantar to prove the government: Yadav
Farmer leaders protesting the Centre’s controversial agricultural laws on Thursday said they suspect the government is spying on them using Israeli software Pegasus.
Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka said, “This is an immoral government. We suspect that our numbers are also on the list of people being spied on.”
“The government is behind the espionage. It is clear and the issue is gaining momentum. We know they are keeping an eye on us too,” he alleged.
Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav said that the phone numbers of farmer leaders will be included in the figures for the year 2020-21.
“When this data is made public, we will definitely have our numbers,” he told PTI.
The protesting farmers have come to Jantar Mantar to prove to the government that they are not fools, Yadav said, adding that the UK Parliament discussed their issues, but not the Indian Parliament.
Addressing a press conference, Yadav pressed for a debate on the issues raised by the farmers against the central laws.
Another farmer union leader Hannan Mulla said he had written to all MPs to raise their demands, but alleged that Parliament was not taking up their issues.
A group of 200 farmers reached Jantar Mantar in central Delhi on Thursday during the monsoon session of Parliament to protest against the Centre’s three controversial agriculture laws.
Police threw a security cordon around central Delhi and kept a strict vigil on the movement of vehicles.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has given special permission to a maximum of 200 farmers to protest at Jantar Mantar, a few meters away from the Parliament complex, till August 9.
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