After LG assurance, Yadav winds up protest at Jantar Mantar
Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday decided to wind up his protest at Jantar Mantar, along with his supporters of Swaraj Abhiyan, after LG’s assurance of handing over the symbolic plough to them and in view of “security concerns” ahead of Independence Day.
The development came following two eventful days that saw a midnight crackdown on protesting volunteers, leading to the arrest of Yadav and allegations of police high-handedness. Police had also seized their plough.
Addressing a press conference after a meeting with Jung, Yadav, flanked by AAP MP <g data-gr-id="28">Dharamveera</g> Gandhi and the party’s Timarpur MLA Pankaj Pushkar, said Swaraj Abhiyan will temporarily install the plough and earthen pots brought from across the country in the Capital after August 15. “The plough, which is a symbol of prestige for us, will be returned to us as promised by the LG. We will install it temporarily for the time being but eventually we will take it to Delhi Race Course.
“LG apprised us about certain security issues and has requested us not to hold any protests in the city till August 15. We have taken his request into consideration and have decided to honour it,” Yadav said.
The group urged people to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to address the farmers’ issues in his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of Red Fort.
“On Independence <g data-gr-id="26">Day</g> we will hold a dialogue in a rural area and will analyse his speech with farmers,” Yadav said.