NEW DELHI, Dec 2 - Protesting farmers on Wednesday demanded that the Central government call a special session of Parliament to repeal the new farm laws and threatened to block other roads of the national capital if their demands are not met.
Addressing a press conference, farmer leader Darshan Pal accused the Centre of dividing farmer organisations. �It will not happen,� he said, asserting that protesting farmers will continue their agitation till the three farm laws are repealed.
�Centre should call a special session of Parliament to repeal the three farm laws,� Singh said. Another farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chadoni said that if the Centre does not withdraw the new laws, more steps will be taken in the coming days to press their demands.
Before the press conference, leaders of around 32 farmer organisations held a meeting which was also attended by Bhartiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait at the Singhu border.
Meanwhile, the number of protesting farmers swelled at Delhi border points as police stepped up security after thousands blocked key gateways into the national capital for the seventh day on the trot, leaving commuters to face a harrowing time.
The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Ghazipur intensified leading to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with Uttar Pradesh. At the Chilla border that connects Delhi with Noida, more farmers started gathering, prompting the authorities to close the key road stretch for the second consecutive day.
The protestors at the Delhi-Noida border belong to various districts of western Uttar Pradesh and want to reach the national capital to join the bigger stir launched by the farmers of Punjab and Haryana against the Centre�s new agriculture reform laws.
More farmers also started gathering at Singhu border, one of the major protest sites. The Delhi border points remained under heavy police deployment with concrete barriers and multi-layer barricades in place as the farmers continued their agitation against the new farm laws.
According to police, checking of vehicles has also been intensified at the border points as a precautionary measure in view of the �Delhi Chalo� protest march by farmers.
The protest against the new farm laws is set to continue as talks between three Union ministers and farmer groups ended in a stalemate on Tuesday after they rejected the government�s suggestion of a new committee to look into the issues raised by agitating farmers. � PTI