Demands unmet, farmers to intensify agitation

Demands unmet, farmers to intensify agitation

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 1

After the failure of their talks with Union ministers today, farmer leaders have decided to harden their stance and intensify their agitation in the coming days.

“Helplessness was writ large on the face of Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. The ministers did not have proper answers to our questions. Tomar kept insisting on a small committee, but we rejected that proposal,” said BKU (Ugrahan) chief Joginder Singh Ugrahan on the phone.

“We made it clear that we will end our protest only after a complete rollback of black laws. Now, it’s their choice,” he said. BKU leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said the Centre would have to resolve the issue as the protest was gaining strength by the day.

“Non-farming organisations should also join our protest. We have started mobilising urban support for it,” said social activist Dr AS Mann.

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