Farmers take over toll plazas throughout Haryana

Tribune News Service
Karnal/Ambala, December 25

Intensifying their protest against three farm laws, farmers took over various toll plazas across Haryana on Friday.

Farmers took over the Bastara toll plaza on national highway-44 and Peont toll plaza on Karnal-Jind national highway-709A.

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Farmers staged a dharna and allowed vehicles to pass through without paying the toll.

Farmers also took over the Shambhu toll plaza and the Chaudhary toll plaza on Hisar-Rajgarh highway.

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Farmers claimed that the Shambhu toll plaza will remain free for three days.

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Charuni) chief Gurnam Singh Charuni rejected the offer of Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala to mediate between the Centre and the protesting farmers. He said that they don’t need any mediator.

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“Where was he (Chautala), when the FIRs were registered against farmers,” he said.

On the call of farmers’ union, BKU activists occupied the Panipat toll plaza on NH44 and the Dahar toll plaza. Farmers, led by BKU district president Kuldeep Balana, reached at Dahar toll plaza on NH 71 A on the Panipat Rohtak highway, in the morning and staged a protest there.

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After that BKU activists reached at Panipat toll plaza on NH 44 and staged a protest.

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