Farmers take out bike rally for Sept 27 bandh call

Tribune News Service

Patiala, September 25

Ahead of the ‘Bharat bandh’ call on September 27 by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), farmers, especially youngsters, took out a motorcycle rally in the city to garner support for the bandh. Hundreds of farmers marching through streets of the city did canvassing for the upcoming bandh on Monday. The march was organised by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Ugrahan.

Manjeet Singh, district president, BKU, said the march was organised in various villages, markets and residential areas of the district to gather support from all walks of life. He said that 1,696 farmers and 614 self-motivated youngsters from around 98 villages participated in the march. Manjeet Singh said they had made an appeal to support ongoing farmers’ stir. He added that the Modi government had refused to repeal three ‘black’ farm laws, therefore, they needed more support to put pressure on the Central Government. Around 700 farmers had already lost their lives during the ongoing agitation, claimed the district president.

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