Modi govt has insulted farmers by not holding talks: Harpal Singh Cheema

Modi govt has insulted farmers by not holding talks: Harpal Singh Cheema

AAP Punjab senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema. File photo

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, October 15

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema addressed two gram sabhas under the party’s flagship “Gram Sabha Bulao, Pind Bachao-Punjab Bachao” campaign at Chohka and Manjhpur villages here on Thursday.

Addressing a gathering at the gram sabha session here, Harpal Singh Cheema said at this critical juncture when the beleaguered farming community was trying to fight back the three farm laws, some malicious anti-farmer forces were working to torpedo the farmers’ struggle.

Harpal Singh Cheema said the only way forward to protect ‘annadatta’ from the disastrous ramifications of the laws was to convene gram sabhas and pass resolutions against the deadly laws being pushed by the Modi government at the Centre. He said the abrogation of these laws would help strengthen the farmers’ struggle to save not only the farmers but the farm sector as a whole.

Yograj comes out in support of protesting farmers

Although the Central Government has been declaring the new agriculture laws farmer friendly but the farmers are not at all satisfied with the laws. The farmer organisations have demanded reversal of the new agricultural Acts. Well-known Punjabi cinema actor Yograj Singh said this here on Thursday.

He was here in support of farmer organisations against the new laws at the Chandigarh road toll plaza near Nangal Shahidan village. The farmer struggle got a boost today when Yograj Singh reached out to them. Encouraged by his visit, the farmers raised slogans against the Union government.

Talking to mediapersons, Yograj said, “I understand the sufferings of farmers because I belong to a famer family and I know the plight of the farmers”. While taking a dig at the Central Government, he said the laws passed by the Centre were totally anti-farmer and would affect labourers, working class and other sections of the business community.

He said that if the government was really working in the interest of farmers then it should not talk to the farmer organisations in a closed room but in front of farmers and media to find a concrete solution.

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