Farmers to take part in tractor march on Jan 26

Farmers to take part in tractor march on Jan 26

Pandori Gola villagers send off a jatha to join farmers’ protest.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 10

The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, which has been holding the rail roko campaign for over the past 100 days, will proceed towards Delhi for Tractor March on January 26.

Jathas head to Delhi to join protest

Tarn Taran: Great enthusiasm was witnessed among farmers, mazdoors, youngsters and the womenfolk to participate in Delhi morcha. A jatha from Pandori Gola village, led by Baldev Singh Pandori, a leader of the Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, left for Delhi on Sunday with other farmers.

The villagers sent off the jatha with sloganeering against the Union Government for not resolving the issue. Another jatha of farmers left for Delhi from Tarn Taran under the banner of All-India Kisan Sabha. Narinder Singh Algon, who was leading the jatha, said, jathas from different villages had been regularly departing to Delhi. Tara Singh Khehra, leader of the CPI, alleged that the economy of the country was getting affected by the farmers’ agitation but the Union Government was least bothered about this. — OC

State secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher said a jatha (group) joined the agitation at the Jandiala Guru railway track under the leadership of zone president Sahib Singh Dineke.

Addressing the protesters on Sunday, Gurbachan Singh Chabba, a senior leader of the union, said the statements of Union ministers in repeated meetings with farmer leaders that they would not repeal the agriculture laws had given a clear signal that the Modi government was only a government of corporate capitalists and was not concerned about farmers and common people.

“In spite of all this, the Modi government is adamant on enforcing the black law. On the one hand, the BJP ministers were justifying the laws but on the other, they were talking of amending them. With the implementation of these Acts, the farming sector would be completely ruined,” said Chabba.

The farmer leaders said on January 12, thousands of farmers and labourers would leave Amritsar for the morcha at Kundli border in Delhi.

Khalara Singh Pannu said, “We will press the government to not only repeal the three farm laws but also the Electricity Amendment Bill 2020 and Air Pollution Bill 2020. Prominent among those who addressed the gathering included Rachpal Singh Gattabadshah, Gurmel Singh Fattewala, Ranjit Singh Khacherwala and Harful Singh.

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