As the protests against the Central government’s contentious new agricultural reforms continue to intensify in the national capital, large groups of farmers at the Singhu and Ghazipur borders Sunday began banging utensils during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.
On Sunday morning, large processions of farmers camping along Delhi’s borders were seen marching, while striking utensils and chanting slogans against PM Modi and the Central government.
Menwhile, In his last Mann ki Baat braodcast of the year, Modi said the pandemic had thrown some challenges, but also taught people to endure.
“This resilience had its source in the inner resource strength of ‘Aatam Nirbhar’,” he said.
He said people have supported ‘vocal for local’ campaign and asked manufacturers and industry leaders to ensure that world-class products are made in the country.
Noting that the issue of single-use plastic could not be discussed much due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, he asserted that ridding the country of single-use plastic is one of the resolves for the new year.
Modi also asked people to use Kashmiri saffron and said that his government is working to make it a “globally popular brand”.