| Ludhiana |
September 16, 2020 12:30:22 pm
Any Punjab MP who helps the farm payments in Parliament won’t be allowed to enter the villages, the agitating farmers Tuesday warned as they blocked roads at many locations and launched a six-day ‘Pakka Morcha’ exterior the residence of former CM Parkash Singh Badal at his native village Badal in Muktsar district and at PUDA floor in Chief Minister Capt Amarinder’s Singh’s dwelling district Patiala.
The protesting farmers squatted on nationwide and state highways and blocked the roads with tractors at a number of locations in opposition to the three payments calling them “anti-farmer”.
The Middle on Monday had launched three farm payments in Lok Sabha – The Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice, The Farmers (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Companies Invoice and The Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice . One in all them – the Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice 2020 – was taken up for a dialogue on Tuesday and handed by a voice vote.
Intensifying their agitation, the farmers stated they have been compelled to take to streets due to the apathetic perspective of the central authorities over their demand for the withdrawal of the payments.
“MPs who assist these farm payments in parliament won’t be allowed to enter villages,” warned Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) normal secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal.
Calling the payments “worse than coronavirus”, He stated they might negatively have an effect on farmers, arthiyas (fee brokers) and farm labourers, if carried out.
He stated his outfit, together with 11 different farmers’ organizations blocked roads, primarily nationwide highways, at 25 locations within the state.
The BKU faction’s president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal stated, “We (all farm unions) are united on this entrance, regardless of the social gathering affiliations.”
Ajmer Lakhowal had remained chairman of Punjab Mandi Board throughout Akali regime and is taken into account as a frontrunner with a pro-Akali stand. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal have to current their stand in Parliament. Many Akali MLAs are calling us to increase their assist. These are the identical leaders who earlier advised us that we weren’t having a clearer image (of the three ordinances). Now, they should current their clear image or they are going to be banned from getting into villages, ”stated Ajmer Lakhowal who was current throughout chakka jam at Talwandi Bhai close to Ferozepur the place 1000’s of farmers blocked GT highway from midday to 2 pm.
“Now 200 Punjab farmers shall be reaching Delhi to protest exterior the Parliament on Wednesday,” he added.
In the meantime, in Moga, just a few of the agitating farmers wore black robes whereas a few of them tied a noose round their necks.
Pakka Morcha at Badal village and in Patiala
Farmers underneath the banner of BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) began pakka morcha in village Badal in Muktsar and in Patiala.
“We have now introduced dry ration, masks and sanitiser. We’ll maintain the day-night dharna until September 20. A whole lot of farmers, together with girls, have marched to Badal village. The SAD can now not idiot us within the identify of panth or faith. If Akali Dal is a celebration of kisans, they should show the identical in Parliament, ”stated Ram Singh Bhainibagha, president of BKU (Ugrahan) ‘s Mansa unit.
Outfit’s state president Joginder Singh Ugrahan questioned the ruling Congress in Punjab on the plan of action it has deliberate as Opposition social gathering in Parliament.
“Farmers are out on roads in massive numbers. If coronavirus is a risk, is it justified to decide on this time to desk these ordinances in Parliament. NDA wants to clarify this. They’re killing farmers and are threatening to gag our voices within the identify of pandemic, ”Stated Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, normal secretary of BKU (Ugrahan)
In the meantime, farmers blocked Nationwide Freeway-1 for 2 hours between Phagwara-Hoshiarpur sugar mill crossing and Phagwara-Nakodar highway crossing. In consequence, site visitors between Jalandhar-Phagwara-Ludhiana, Phagwara-Nakodar and Phagwara-Nawanshahr-Chandigarh was blocked, inflicting inconvenience to commuters.
Farmers additionally held a rally at a lock grain market in Phagwara. Led by BKU (Doaba) president Manjit Singh Rai, farmers raised slogans in opposition to the federal government and demanded the withdrawal of the payments. The protest was additionally joined by fee brokers and mandi staff.
In Hoshiarpur, farmers underneath the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee staged a protest dharna and blocked vehicular site visitors at Bhangla on Jalandhar-Pathankot GT Street.
In the meantime, Tanda Police on Tuesday registered a case in opposition to members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee for blocking the highway at Beas river bridge, village Rara, on Tanda-Sri Hargobindpur highway.
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