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Samyukta Kisan Morcha not to be part of February 21 'Dilli chalo' march

Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) has also announced its support to farmers at Shambhu and Khanauri borders

Samyukta Kisan Morcha not to be part of February 21 'Dilli chalo' march

Protesting farmers at the Shambhu border. PTI file



Tribune News Service

Mohit Khanna

Patiala, February 20

Amidst rising tension along the Punjab-Haryana border following the rejection of the government’s proposal by the farmer unions, the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM and SKM-All India), an umbrella organisation of various farm unions, has clarified that its affiliated unions will not participate in the ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest on February 21.

Prem Singh Bhangu, president of the All-India Kisan Federation (AIKF) and spokesperson for SKM, reiterated that the SKM would not be part of the ‘Dilli Chalo’ protest.

Bhangu outlined the planned activities, including making all toll plazas in the state free from February 20 to 22, organising round-the-clock demonstrations in front of the residences of BJP MPs, MLAs and district unit presidents for three days, and scheduling an all-India meeting of SKM on February 22 to chalk out further actions.

Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan), a member of the national coordination of SKM-All India, has announced its support for protesters at Shambhu and Khanauri barriers on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Led by Joginder Singh Ugrahan, it is one of the largest farm unions in the state, with significant support in Malwa, especially Sangrur.

Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, general secretary of BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan), stated that their union volunteers are currently engaged in pre-scheduled protests, including sit-ins outside the residences of Sunil Jakhar, Capt Amarinder Singh, Kewal Singh Dhillon and other BJP leaders, as well as outside toll plazas.

“We have similar demands but the method of protest is different,” said Kokri Kalan. 

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