Farmers in Punjab burn copies of farm payments

Chandigarh, September 20 

Farmers at a number of locations in Punjab on Sunday burnt copies of farm payments and effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the payments associated to the agriculture sector will destroy their livelihood.

The Punjab Youth Congress additionally began a “tractor rally” from Punjab to Delhi towards the three farm payments.

At many locations, together with Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Barnala, the protesters raised slogans towards the BJP-led authorities on the Centre.

“These farm bills will destroy the farmers and farm labourers and we strongly oppose these bills,” a farmer in Talwandi Sabo.

The farmers have expressed apprehensions that the three payments will pave a method for dismantling the minimal help worth system, leaving them on the “mercy” of massive corporates.

The three legislations — Farmers’ Produce Trade And Commerce (Promotion And Facilitation) Bill; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill; and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill– have been handed by the Lok Sabha just lately.

Punjab Youth Congress chief Barinder Singh Dhillon, whereas talking to the media in Dera Bassi in Mohali, stated that is the start of the struggle for the rights of farmers.

Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar stated all events, besides the Akali Dal and the BJP, are standing with the farmers for his or her trigger.

He slammed Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, accusing him of earlier supporting these “black laws”.

“After seeing the farmers’ anger, Badal had to change his stand on the farm bills issue. Farmers have broken his arrogance,” Jakhar stated.

Black balloons have been additionally launched within the air by activists of the Punjab Youth Congress as a mark of protest towards the farm payments. –PTI 

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