Farmers to intensify stir, call for Bharat Bandh on Dec 8

Insist on their demand for repealing farm laws, no amendment be made to the Electricity Act

Farmers to intensify stir, call for Bharat Bandh on Dec 8

Farmers partake langar at Singhu border near Delhi on Friday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

Ruchika M Khanna

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 4

Not satisfied with the ongoing talks with the Centre, the protesting farmers have decided to intensify their stir and burn effigies of the Modi government and corporate houses, across the country on Saturday. A call for Bharat Bandh has also been given for December 8.

The decision was taken by 51 representatives of farmer unions, under the banner of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, in a marathon meeting held at the Singhu border to discuss the proceedings of the meetings with a ministerial delegation on Thursday, and strategise their next course of action.

Unhappy with the BJP ministerial delegation insisting on making amendments to the farm laws, the farmers have decided that though they would go for the next round of talks with the government in Delhi on Saturday, they would initiate dialogue only after the Centre assures that the three contentious laws will be repealed and the MSP on crops will get a Constitutional guarantee.

They are also demanding that no amendments be made to the Electricity Act.

Farmers across the country will emulate the “Punjab model” of protest by ghearaoing all toll plazas in the country run by corporates and stop them from charging the toll tax from commuters, they said.

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