At Singhu, farmers to clear part of NH-44

At Singhu, farmers to clear part of NH-44

Samyukt Kisan Morcha members at a meeting with govt officials.

Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Sonepat, April 22

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) today announced to remove barricades on one side of National Highway-44 at the Singhu border to make way for vehicles carrying oxygen and ambulances. This was decided following a meeting with officials of the district administration.

Farmers’ leaders Darshan Pal Singh, Gurnam Singh Charuni and others met officiating DC-cum-ADC Ashok Kumar Bansal, Jashandeep Singh Randhawa, SP, Shashi Vasundhara, SDM, and Civil Surgeon Dr Jaswant Singh Punia at the PWD rest house in Rai. Bansal said the SKM leaders agreed on unhindered passage to emergency vehicles as well as vaccination of farmers. “The leaders said if any farmer wanted to vaccinate himself, the SKM would not stop him,” he added.

In a statement later, the SKM said the farmers would lend all help to the administration to fight the Covid pandemic. “The SKM and the protesting farmers are committed to causing the least inconvenience to the citizens. The BJP and the government have without any basis accused the protesting farmers of obstructing oxygen supply to Delhi. In fact, it is the police that have been directing vehicles to the protest sites instead of the actual route,” alleged Darshan Pal Singh.

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