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Farmers' strike is 'unnecessary', say BJP leaders

By Chennabasaveshwar

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders called the 10-day nationwide strike called by farmers' associations 'unnecessary', and denied farmers participation across the country. The farmers strike entered the second day today.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar speaks on farmers' strike, said, "They don't have any issues, they are just focusing on unnecessary things, not selling produce will bring losses to farmers."

Balkrishna Patidar, Madhya Pradesh minister for Agriculture, said, "Its 2nd June today,where is the strike happening? No farmers are participating in the strike. Farmers are happy with the schemes CM has launched for them.They have faith that state¢ral govt will solve their problems."

Over 100 outfits across the country are taking part in the protest. The protest is being convened by Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh which is the umbrella organisation.

Although the agitation has not affected normal life in the state so far, it is likely to hit the supply of essential items like milk and vegetables in the days to come.

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