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Big corporations face heat as farmers continue protests at malls, toll plazas, petrol pumps

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Press Reporter News Service

Bathinda, October 2

The large company homes are dealing with the warmth as farmers, beneath the banner of the BKU Ekta Ugrahan, are persevering with their indefinite protests at rail tracks, toll plazas, buying malls, petrol pumps and a personal thermal plant throughout the state for the second day.

The protesting farmers are additionally not permitting toll plaza officers to gather toll plaza cash from commuters. The visitors is now passing freely the place the protest is happening.

Farmer chief Jhanda Singh Jethuke stated they weren’t permitting firms employees to chop receipt of the toll plazas and commuters are passing without cost.

Agitating farmers are staging ‘Rail Roko’ protests at railway tracks at 4 factors at Sunam in Sangrur, Dhablan in Patiala, Budhlada in Mansa and Gidderbaha in Muktsar district.

The farmers are additionally protesting exterior the residences of three BJP leaders Bikramjit Singh Cheema in Payal, Sunita Garg in Kotkapura and MLA Arun Narang in Abohar within the state. Farmers cancelled a protest exterior the residence of BJP chief Satwant Singh Punia in Sangrur as a detailed relative of the BJP chief died just lately.

Farmers beneath the banner of BKU Ekta Ugrahan are additionally staging a protest at 5 toll plazas — Kalajhar Toll Plaza at Sanguru, Badbar toll plaza in Barnala, Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Jeeda toll plaza in Bathinda and Kathunagal toll plaza in Gurdaspur.

Other than this, farmers are staging protests at three buying malls as nicely. They’re protesting exterior Finest Worth in Bucho in Bathinda, Reliance Mall in Bathinda and Reliance Mall in Rokha in Amritsar.

Apart from staging protests at two silos of the Adani group at Moga and Sangrur, farmers are additionally protesting at 15 Reliance petrol pumps at Dhanula in Barnala, Sanghera in Barnala, Patiala, Dhuri in Barnala, Dirba in Sangrur, Bhawanigarh in Sangrur, Malerkotla in Sangrur, Ahmedgarh in Sangrur, Lehra in Sangrur, Kheri on Sangrur-Dirba highway, Kulara on Sunam-Sangrur highway, Rampura in Bathinda, Lehrabega In Bathinda, Jalalabad in Fazilka, Vallor in Ferozepur.

Protests are additionally taking place at three SR petrol pumps at Dhaula in Barnala, Bhotna in Barnala and In Patiala.  They’re additionally staging a protest at Talwandi Sabo non-public Thermal Plant at Baniwala in Mansa district.

Jhanda Singh Jethuke, senior vp BKU Ekta Ugrahan stated: “They’re staging protest in opposition to the three contentious payments – Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Invoice, Farmers’ (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement of Worth Assurance and Farm Providers Invoice, and Important Commodities (Modification) Invoice.”

He stated these payments had been handed to profit the massive companies resembling Ambani and Adani teams, because of which we wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi to see that is simply the trailer, if he applied these payments in Punjab, then their protest would intensify.

One other chief Shingara Singh Mann, state secretary of BKU Ekta Ugrahan stated: “Other than staging protests on railway tracks, we’re staging protests at toll plazas, non-public petrol pumps, buying malls and plenty of different locations throughout the state.”

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