Tribune News Service
Moga, September 19
On a name given by the All-India Farmers’ Struggle Coordination Committee, not less than 30 farmer organisations met right here as we speak and demanded a right away rollback of the farm Bills, which they mentioned had been towards the farming group in Punjab in addition to different states.
They additionally termed the resignation of SAD MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal from the Union Cabinet a political stunt because the Akalis had been nonetheless a part of the NDA authorities.
Joginder Singh Ugrahan, state president, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), mentioned all farmer organisations had determined to carry an entire bandh in Punjab on September 25 in protest towards the Bills. “It will be a complete shutdown of public transport system and business establishments. Trains will be halted at identified locations in the state,” he mentioned.
On September 20 (Sunday), the farm organisations will burn the effigies of PM Narendra Modi at numerous places in Punjab to protest the tabling of farm Bills within the Rajya Sabha. The farm organisations in Haryana have additionally given a name for a whole bandh tomorrow.
Sukhdev Singh Kokri, normal secretary, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), alleged that the Union Government was engaged on a hidden agenda to abolish the minimal assist worth (MSP) of foodgrains. “When the government has already proposed delisting the foodgrains from the list of essential commodities, how can you expect that the MSP will continue in the future,” he requested. He mentioned the company homes would arrange their very own system to buy foodgrains outdoors the ambit of grain markets, which might result in a financial lack of 6 per cent improvement tax and a couple of.5 per cent mandi tax.
Dr Darshan Pal, state convener, All-India Farmers’ Struggle Coordination Committee, claimed that the Union Government was additionally considering withdrawal of the direct subsidy on energy and fertilisers.