India police block roads as farmers threaten to march on capital | BBC News

Indian police blocked roads on Monday to halt farmers who were marching to New Delhi to press for better crop prices.

Such prices were promised to them in 2021, when thousands of growers camped out on major highways leading to the country’s capital.

Some government ministers are expected to meet farm union leaders on Monday to avoid a repeat of the year-long protest, which was aimed at forcing the government to repeal farm laws designed to deregulate vast agricultural markets.

The march comes just months before national elections in India, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely expected to win a third term.

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