Bharatiya Kisan Union defers Chakka Jam on Feb 6 after ‘interference from political parties’

February 06, 2021 | Updated 9:26 am

Bharatiya Kisan Union defers Chakka Jam on Feb 6 after ‘interference from political parties’ Rakesh Tikait (ANI)

New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union on Saturday (February 6, 2021) deferred the chakka Jam announced by the farmers against the suspension of internet services at protest sites near border areas.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union has directed its workers to refrain from taking part in the proposed Chakka Jam. BKU told to IndiaAhead that it has taken the decision after interference from political parties with vested interests. “The BKU will peacefully submit a memorandum to the authorities to register their protest,” it added.

Meanwhile, security has been increased across the national capital on Saturday. The government has deployed extra forces and have mounted barricades and barbed wires on the roads as a precautionary measure ahead of the proposed chakka Jam. The farmers who have been protesting for more than two months now have called for a nationwide chakka jam on February 6.  Although, the farmers have clarified that there will be no ”chakka jam’‘ or roadblock in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces have been deployed in Delhi-NCR region.  Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has put at least 12 metro stations in the national capital on alert. In view of any disturbance, the entry and exit gates to these stations will be closed.