Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, October 16
A day after the city witnessed celebrations of Dasehra, various farm unions in the district on Saturday burnt effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders. A group of farmers under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee also left for Singhu border to join their protesting counterparts.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, Jalandhar district, burnt an effigy of the Modi government in front of the Shahkot police station today. A large number of farmers and their supporters gathered on the occasion.
Headed by Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee treasurer Gurlal Singh Pandori, effigies burnt around 4 pm. Speaking on the occasion Pandori and other leaders said, “The BJP-led Centre government has resorted to hooliganism and is hurting sentiments of the farming community.”
“Even after the heartbreaking incident at Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), the Centre government has remained mute. It’s depressing that the Centre is not even an inch close to repealing the controversial agriculture laws,” they added.
Paddy straw was used in effigies. Pictures of Amit Shah and corporates like Ambani and Adani were pasted on effigies and had garlands of shoes. Senior leaders present on the occasion include Nirmal Singh Dhandowal, Satnam Singh Raiwal, district press secretary Harpreet Singh Kotli Gajran, press secretary Sarabjit Singh Dhandowal, Paramjit Singh Mann, Gurmukh Singh Kotla, Lakhvir Singh Sindh, Nirmal Singh, Bhajan Singh Rajewal, Gurjinder Singh Bahmanian, Gurnam Singh Kotla and others.
Following call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan and Bhartiya Kisan Union also burnt effigies of the Modi government today.
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