Tribune News Service
Bathinda, November 27
On the call of All India Kisan Sangrash Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), members of the BKU Dakonda, Kul Hind Kisan Sabha, Punjab Kisan Union, Krantikari Kisan Union Punjab, Kirti Kisan Union and Democratic Kisan Sabha unions on Wednesday staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here.
The agitating activists raised slogans against the Central and the state government. While addressing the protesters, Kul Hind Kisan state acting president Balkaran Singh Brar and Rajmohinder Singh Kotbhara of the BKU Dakonda said both the governments had failed to address the farmers’ issues. The leaders criticised the state government for registering (stubble burning) cases against farmers. They said the red entry in the revenue records of farmers for stubble burning would not be tolerated by farmer unions.
The coordination committee also demanded implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan Committee Report. They demanded that the government should purchase basmasti at a MSP of Rs 5,000 per quintal. Similarly, the union demanded a MSP of Rs 500 per quintal for sugarcane, besides a bonus of Rs 200 bonus per quintal for managing stubble. They demanded that the government should withdraw cases/ challans registered against farmers.
The farmers alleged that the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) was not purchasing the produce at the fixed MSP. They demanded that the CCI should purchase cotton at the MSP of Rs 5,500. They also demanded hike in the cotton MSP to Rs 7,500. The union further demanded that all kind of loan waivers for farmers.
Harneik Singh Alike, Sukhdev Singh Nathana, Jagdish Gomti, Sukhdeep Singh Bath and Gurtej Singh Mehraj also addressed the protesters.
All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate. The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Stage a protest against state govt; submit memo of demands t...
Serpentine queues witnessed at Dappar plaza cash lanes | Ini...
UT to charge 1/3rd unearned profit of current collector rate...
CCTV cameras, marshals on buses, behavioural lessons among s...
Temperature is likely to drop after Saturday
Only IELTS, school books in demand; e-books causing downfall...
Vehicle queues up to 1 km at Ladhowal barrier; system glitch...
Denying money to buy liquor cost Jharkhand native life
Newly constructed Phullanwal Chowk develops wide cracks
Threaten to hold state-level rally on January 19
Had sought 24x7 access to library