Farmers, traders protest against Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma

Farmers, traders  protest against Punjab BJP chief Ashwani Sharma

Police personnel try to control protesters during a farmers' protest near the venue of a BJP meeting in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 17

Members of various farmers’ organisations and trade unions staged a protest against BJP state president Ashwani Sharma here today.

They were protesting against the farm Acts and demanded from the Central Government to revoke these laws at the earliest. Raising slogans against the Centre and the PM, they burned an effigy to express their anger.

Sharma was here to attend a programme at Maharaja Regency on Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana. Farmers gathered outside the venue to mark their protest.

Addressing the gathering, farmer leaders claimed that the laws are against the interests of farmers and traders and aim to benefit big corporates.

They accused the BJP of misguiding the farmers and people over the laws. They further accused the Centre for not implementing the recommendations of the Swaminathan report.

Farmer leaders, including Tarlochan Singh of Kirti Kisan Union; Hardeep Singh of Bharti Kisan Union (Dakonda); Raghvir Singh Benipal of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha; Surinder Singh Jalaldiwal of Kul-Hind Kisan Sabha and leaders of other unions were present during the protest. DP Maur, a trade union leader, said the Central Government must rollback the farm laws at the earliest.

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