Water crisis in Sirsa: On CM Khattar’s assurance, villagers end dharna

Were protesting for 3 months

Water crisis in Sirsa: On CM Khattar’s assurance, villagers end dharna

Villagers after ending their protest in a Sirsa village on Tuesday.

Hisar, October 12

The farmers’ dharna near Kishanpura village in the Ellenabad constituency of Sirsa district for adequate water supply ended on Tuesday following a meeting of a delegation of villagers with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh.

The protesting villagers said they had decided to lift the dharna on the assurance of the Chief Minister, who had promised to

solve the problem of shortage of water for drinking and irrigation purposes after the model code of conduct was removed.

The farmers of Karmshana, Dhani Shera, Mithanpura, Kishanpura, Khari Surera and Neemala villages were sitting on a dharna for the last three months over the water crisis.

A delegation of the protesters, accompanied by BJP leader Jagdish Chopra, BJP Mahila Morcha state secretary Nitasha Rakesh Sihag and Ramesh Bhadu, went to Chandigarh to meet the Chief Minister on Monday.

Ramkumar Godara, sarpanch of Mithanpura village, said they were satisfied with the CM’s assurance and thus ended their dharna on Tuesday. Pratap Solanki, sarpanch of Dhani Shera, said villagers had been facing the shortage of drinking water for four decades.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Nitasha Sihag said the villagers raised their demands in front of successive governments but to no avail. — TNS

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