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Farmers march to MP Aujla’s residence, submit memorandum to family members

Demonstrate against Congress leader’s ‘attitude’ towards the farming community

Farmers march to MP Aujla’s residence, submit memorandum to family members

Farmers during a protest outside MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla’s house at Guru Amar Dass Avenue in Amritsar on Monday. Vishal Kumar



Tribune News Service

Charanjit Singh Teja

Amritsar, July 8

On the call given by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (non-political), an umbrella body of farmers’ unions, to give a memorandum to the non-BJP MPs regarding the long-pending demands, a large number of farmers led by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) took out a march towards the residence of MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla to submit the memorandum of their demands. Upset over the attitude of MP Aujla, farmers raised slogans and demonstrated outside his residence. Later, MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla’s mother took the memorandum from the protesting farmers.

Sarwan Singh Pandher, senior leader of the SKM and KMSC, said thousands of farmers marched to the house of MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla in Amritsar to give a memorandum, but the MP was not present at home. At this, farmers raised slogans against him. Then Aujla’s family members came out and took the memorandum. He said such attitude of the Congress MP proves that party president Raja Warring has not issued instructions to its leaders, so they condemn him too.

Pandher said along with farming-related demands, they have written a letter to these MPs demanding strict action against those police personnel who perpetrated atrocities on farmers during Kisan Andolan 2.0. The issue should be taken up in Parliament.

The BJP government brutalised farmers by firing bullets and using poison gas on peaceful protesters to stop the “Delhi Chalo” march, which led to the death of 22-year-old farmer Shubhkaran Singh, besides causing loss of vision to five farmers. Many farmers died during the agitation and 433 farmers were injured.

The farmer leaders said opposition MPs were asked to introduce a private bill on farmers’ demands in the monsoon session and if no private bill is introduced, then they would form the same opinion about the opposition parties as they have about the BJP, which is non-serious about the farmers’ demands.

Today, under the programme scheduled by the two forums leading the movement, non-BJP MPs in 12 states of the country were given demand letters regarding the demands of farmers’ struggle.

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