Farmers burn effigies of PM Modi, business tycoons over laws

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 25

Led by the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), farmer organisations across Punjab got a massive response to the call to burn effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and business tycoons Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani during Dasehra celebrations.

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With no headways in talks with the Centre on the farm laws, farmers’ organisations had given a call to burn effigies of the Central Government and owners of the big business groups.

Kulwinder Kaur, member, BKU (Ugrahan) Sangrur unit

‘Our protest will only intensify’

We have burnt the effigies to send out the message that we are going to intensify our agitation against the new farm laws in the coming days.

In Bathinda, farmers gathered near the Multipurpose Sports Stadium, where a huge effigy having photographs of Modi, Ambani and Adani was burnt. Similar protests were held at several other places in the district, including at government school stadiums in Sangat, Nathana and Maur, PWD Ground near the railway station in Rampura and Tractor Mandi in Talwandi Sabo.

In Mansa district, people responded favourably to the protest call in Mansa city, Budhlada and Sardulgarh. The protesters raised slogans against the Union Government, underlining their grievance against the farm laws which they claim would pave the way for the corporate houses to take over their agricultural land. “PM Modi, Amabani and Adani are behind the passage of the farm laws which would ruin farmers,” said Shingara Singh Mann, state secretary, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan).

Effigies of Modi, Amit Shah burnt in Jalandhar

Similarly, in Sangrur, Barnala, Malerkotla and Mandi Ahmedgarh farmers also burnt effigies of the PM and business groups’ owners.

In Ferozepur too, the Kisan Majdoor Sangharsh Committee burnt the effigies, demanding the immidiate rollback of the farm laws.

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