Jaipur: Former MLAs Amra Ram, Pema Ram and farmer leader Charan Choudhury said chief minister Vasundhara Raje and her ministers would be barred by farmers from entering villages. This will be done to show political leaders that if ordinary farmers cannot gather in the state capital, then they too cannot enter villages easily. Amra Ram said when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Jhunjhunu on March 8, farmers from Sikar, Churu and Jhunjhunu will meet him to remind him of promises made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and tell him how the BJP government in the state has reneged on promises made to agitating farmers in September last year.
Amra Ram said permission is being sought from the PMO for the farmers’ meeting with the prime minister. Earlier, on February 22, farmers had decided to gather in Jaipur from across the state. However, the government clamped down on the protest and arrested over 2,000 farmers. The farmers are demanding that the state implement loan waiver, grant Rs2000 pension to aged farmers and take care to see that stray cattle do not destroy standing crops.