Tribune News Service
Amritsar, November 23
With wheat sowing season almost over and farmer unions sticking to their scheduled programme for November 26 to mark one year anniversary of the ongoing protest at the Delhi borders, farmers have started preparations to join the protest again.
The Punjab Bachao Morcha would send at least 3,000 people from different districts to the Delhi borders. Farmer unions will also continue to send groups to the agitation sites till December 7. We have felt that people in rural areas are re-energised and are planning to participate in the protest. Rattan Singh Randhawa, Farmer leader
Farmer leaders said the efforts by the associations to mobilise people for the November 26 programme and later for the proposed march towards the parliament coupled with the recent announcements by Prime Minister to repeal the three laws have rejuvenated the agitation.
Farmer leaders said the participation at Delhi borders was expected to swell in the coming days. Apart from farmer organisations, Punjab Bachao Sanyukt Morcha, a collegium of social organisations, intellectuals, writers, members of trade unions and employees’ organisations is also mobilising public.
The farmers and farmer leaders said it was not logical to end the protest till the farm laws were repealed in parliament and political leaders cannot be held accountable for their statements alone.
“In our country, we see that politicians make promises every day but these are seldom fulfilled. The farmer organisations are not ready to take chances and they have to respect the wider public opinion,” a farmer leader said.
Sarwan Singh Pandher of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee said: “The government is planning to delay the decision on the bill to ensure MSP by forming a committee which is not accepted to farmers.” He said now farmers were free and would join the protests in large numbers.
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