Punjab farmers ready to go for Delhi borders for agitation

Punjab farmers ready to go for Delhi borders for agitation

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With wheat harvesting almost over in Punjab, many farmers and farm labourers are ready to ‘march’ again to State borders of Delhi on May 5 during a bid to make sure the momentum of the continued agitation against Centre’s farm laws stays intact.

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), one among the most important outfit in Punjab, and therefore the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC), a prominent outfit at the forefront of the continued farmers’ agitation, have announced that batches of farmers and farm labourers from several parts of the State will start occupation the approaching days towards Delhi in order that the amount of protesters at the agitation sites keeps growing.

While the BKU (Ugrahan) is getting to send ‘big batches’ of farmers after May 10, the KMSC plans to send many of its member farmers and farm laborers from the Amritsar district on May 5.
“On May 5, a minimum of one thousand tractor-trolleys and other vehicles will start their march from Amritsar district alone to Delhi. We expect 10,000-15,000 people to a part of our latest batch, which can attend the Singhu-Kundli border. Since the agitation started on Delhi borders, this is often our twelfth big batch that might be going. A smaller number of farmer batches keep continuously going and are available back from Delhi borders on a routine basis from many villages also,” he said.

Source:thehindu.com

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