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Ex-servicemen hold roadshow, say will join protesters at Delhi borders on R-Day

Condemn Centre’s stance, demand repeal of farm laws

Ex-servicemen hold roadshow, say will join protesters at Delhi borders on R-Day

A cavalcade of ex-servicemen’s vehicles proceeds from Bathinda to Mansa on Saturday. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Bathinda, January 23

Ex-servicemen from Bathinda and Mansa districts today. carried out a roadshow from Bathinda to Mansa in support of the farmers’ agitation against the central agricultural laws.

Responding to the farmer unions’ call for Republic Day, they announced that they would be participating in the parade in the national capital in a show of solidarity with the protesters. The cavalcade of vehicles started from the Thermal Lake in Bathinda and after crossing through several parts of the city reached Mansa.

Darshan Singh, an ex-serviceman from Mansa, said: “We stand shoulder to shoulder with farmers in their struggle against the new agricultural laws. We strongly condemn the obdurate stance of the central government and firmly stand with farmers’ demand for the rollback of the new laws.”

Captain Jeet Singh (retd) said: “We are also making plans to join farmers on Republic Day at Delhi borders. We also appeal to the union government to make payments of pending DA installments to retired armed forces personnel and other central government employees.”

Ex-servicemen stated that the farmers’ agitation needed to be strengthened further. They appreciated farmers for keeping their protest apolitical and, most importantly, peaceful. Ex-servicemen extended their full support to farmers for keeping the agitation peaceful in the future as well.


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