Tribune News Service
Bathinda, October 1
Farmers started their protest in Bathinda on Thursday.
BKU Ekta Ugrahan members 'gheraoed' a utility store, the Best Price, near Bhuncho mandi area, and raised slogans against the Union government.
The farm union sat on a 'dharna' at toll plazas on the National Highway; Bathinda-Chandigarh, near Lehra Bega village, and on Bathinda-Amritsar, near Jeeda village in the district.
Apart from this, farmers also staged a protest at petrol pumps of Reliance and Essar companies, near Bhucho Mandi and Rampura areas.
BKU Sidhupur, BKU Dakonda, Kirti Kisan Union, Bharti Kisan Union (Lakhowal) and dozen other farm union members also blocked railway tracks on Bathinda-Delhi railway line, and sat on a 'dharna' as part of the ‘rail roko’ agitation call given by farm union leaders in the state.
BKU Ugrahan president Shingara Singh Mann and leaders of other farm unions; Harinder Kaur, Baldev Singh Bhairupa, Kaka Singh Kotra, Baldev Singh Sandoha and Amarjit Honey have been leading these protests in the district.
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