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BKU’s call: 1 member per family, 1 trailer a village to reach Delhi

BKU’s call: 1 member per family, 1 trailer a village to reach Delhi

Farmers sit in a tractor-trailer on way to the Singhu border from Doaba. Photo: Malkiat Singh



Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, December 17

Considering the bone-chilling cold and to keep the farmers’ struggle going, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) today gave a call that one member per family and one trailer from each village in Punjab should reach Delhi.

Talking to The Tribune from the Singhu border on telephone, BKU general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal made it clear it was going to be a long-drawn agitation as the government’s intentions were malafide and it had adopted delaying tactics in the hope that the farmers’ strugglewould cool off, if it stretched too long.

“Farmers are fighting a battle for their survival, and in the freezing cold, trailers have become a necessity for the farmers to take shelter inside to be able to continue the agitation,” he said, adding the arrival of more and more people from Punjab and trailers would give a new lease of life to the movement.

Lakhowal also appealed to truck operators and fleet owners to send trucks to Delhi borders if these had become free from transportation of foodgrain. All those bringing trailers and trucks to Delhi border must come with full preparedness to beat the winter and bring sufficient quantity of mattresses, blankets, quilts, dry fuel wood and woollens, the BKU leader said.


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