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Farmers’ Outfits Meet in Kurukshetra, Call for Nationwide ‘Chaka Jam’ on November 3

New Delhi: Farmers stage a protest towards the farm payments handed in Parliament lately, at Delhi-Noida border, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (File picture/PTI)

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the assembly, Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh mentioned the assembly was known as right here to debate the fallout of the three central farm legal guidelines and the farmers’ future technique to oppose them on the nationwide stage.

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  • Last Updated: October 8, 2020, 11:55 PM IST

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Farmers’ organisations from a number of states on Thursday gave a name for country-wide highway blockades on November Three to protest towards the three central farm legal guidelines. A call for the nationwide chakka jam subsequent month was taken throughout a marathon assembly of farmers’ outfits from varied elements of the nation. The assembly had been known as by the Haryana Bhartiya Kisan Union in Kurukshetra.

Farmers’ leaders from varied elements together with Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Utta Pradesh attended the meet. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the assembly, Haryana BKU chief Gurnam Singh mentioned the assembly was known as right here to debate the fallout of the three central farm legal guidelines and the farmers’ future technique to oppose them on the nationwide stage.






He mentioned whereas farmers’ agitation is happening in Punjab and Haryana, it must be energised in different states in order that the Union authorities is compelled to withdraw these black legal guidelines”. Representatives of 30 farmers’ organisations attended the assembly in Kurukshetra, he mentioned.

We have given a name for nationwide ‘chakka jam’ from 10 am to four pm on November Three throughout which we’ll block varied highways and different roads to protest towards the brand new farm legal guidelines, Singh mentioned. He alleged that the BJP-led authorities flouted all democratic norms to get the three ‘black’ farm payments handed in a rush.

The farmers, arhtiyas (fee brokers) and labour organisations are protesting towards these legal guidelines, however it has had little influence on the BJP authorities. This reveals that energy has gone into their heads and they’re refusing to take heed to the farmers who’re the spine of the nation’s economic system, he mentioned. He mentioned the time has come for farmers and others related to them to point out their power to the power-blinded BJP authorities.

Ram Pal Jat, nationwide president of Kisan Mahapanchayat, advised reporters that we mentioned the technique to be adopted to combat these three legal guidelines tooth and nail. We additionally mentioned that varied farmers’ outfits must have a typical minimal programme to proceed this battle towards the farm legal guidelines in a more practical means, he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned the farmers’ our bodies will ask legislators and parliamentarians to decide on on which facet they’re. We will ask them whether or not they’re on the facet of those anti-farmer legal guidelines or on the facet of farmers, who’re preventing towards these legislations, he mentioned.

Earlier, Gurnam Singh welcomed the choice of Shiromani Akali Dal’s Haryana unit to affix arms with Haryana BKU in its battle towards the farm legal guidelines. A delegation of SAD’s Haryana unit, led by its resident Sharanjit Singh Sodha, reached the assembly venue of farmers at Kamboj Dharamshala right here and conveyed his outfit’s choice. Sodha advised reporters after the assembly that Shiromani Akali Dal, which got here into existence over 100 years again, has at all times taken steps in favour of farmers.

Gurnam Singh appealed to different organisations to affix the farmers’ battle, no matter their political affiliations. Farmers have expressed fears that the Centre’s farm legal guidelines would pave a means for the dismantling of the minimal assist worth mechanism, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive corporates.

President Ram Nath Kovind lately gave assent to the three contentious payments the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020; the Farmers’ (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill.


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