Press Reporter News Service
Sonepat, October 1
Enraged over the Centre’s choice to delay paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana by 10 days, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Friday gave a name to gherao residences of MPs and MLAs of the BJP and JJP (ruling events) in Haryana and MLAs of the Congress in Punjab from Saturday morning until the federal government begins paddy procurement.
This was determined at a gathering of a nine-member committee of the SKM at Singhu border on Friday night.
The Centre on Thursday had postponed paddy procurement in Punjab and Haryana until October 11. On this, the SKM said that they might maintain protests in Punjab and Haryana from Saturday until the federal government begins the procurement course of.
SKM chief Balbir Singh Rajewal stated farmers are irritated with the Centre’s choice in each states. The responsibility of the federal government is to make preparations for procurement on time. The SKM has determined at the moment to protest in opposition to the federal government’s choice, he added.
Rajewal appealed to all farmer unions to gherao residences of BJP-JJP MPs and MLAs from tomorrow (Saturday) in Haryana and residences of Congress MLAs in Punjab.
Earlier, it was determined to gherao DC workplaces in Punjab. However as workplaces could be closed on the following two days, the programme was modified, Rajewal added.
Gurnam Singh Charuni, Haryana farmer chief, stated that it was determined within the nine-member committee of the SKM on Friday to launch the protest from Saturday.
The Centre has not solely delayed procurement but in addition restricted procurement to 25 quintals per acre in Haryana. That might not be tolerated, he stated.
Charuni appealed to all farmer unions to gherao the residences of BJP-JJP’s MPs and MLAs at 10 am tomorrow within the state. He stated that the dharna would proceed until the federal government rolls again its “anti-farmer” selections.
Dr Darshan Pal Singh, president, Krantikari Kisan Union, stated that the protest would proceed until the federal government begins paddy procurement; doesn’t take away the restrict on the procurement of paddy and millet (bajra) and offers compensation for the loss in cotton crop because of heavy rain.
Morcha members to quick on Gandhi Jayanti
The Samyukt Kisan Morcha stated day-long fasts could be noticed on Saturday to mark Gandhi Jayanti. The SKM stated it at all times maintained that the highways resulting in Delhi had been blocked by the BJP authorities’s police. There had been intensive harm to cotton crop in Punjab and Haryana because of pink bollworm, so the federal government ought to instantly compensate farmers for the loss, the SKM demanded.