A fresh batch of farmers from Punjab head for Delhi

A fresh batch of farmers from Punjab head for Delhi

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A fresh batch of farmers from Punjab started their march to the Delhi approach Monday to participate within the ongoing agitation against the Centre’s controversial farm laws.

Several groups of farmers from different regions mainly from Sangrur, Ludhiana, Mansa, Barnala, Patiala, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr and Ropar districts of Punjab left for the ‘Singhu and Tikri’ border of Delhi in vehicles.

Tens of thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh , are camping at several places on the Delhi borders for several months, demanding a repeal of three farm laws.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) president Balibir Singh the BJP-led government at the Centre had been trying to spread misinformation on the continued agitation by floating reports that the farmers’ movement was weakening. “The farmers are constantly coming to the protest sites, and fighting with full strength. it’s only the obstinate attitude of the Modi government that’s testing the patience of the farmers again and again. The spirits of the farmers is usually high and therefore the movement is during a strong position,” he said.

“It is obvious from the massive batches coming from Punjab that the farmers will end the protest only after their demands are met. the govt cannot hide the pain of farmers under the guise of corona. the sole solution to the present situation is that the repeal of the three farm laws and therefore the enactment of the law on minimum support price,” he added.

Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) press secretary Gurvinder Singh said more batches of farmers and farm laborers from Punjab would reach Delhi within the coming days. “On May 12, farmers from Majha region of the State will start their march in order that the amount of protesters at the agitation sites keeps growing,” he said.

Source:thehindu.com

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