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Talwandi Sabo, April 13
For the first time, farmers organised a “Kisan Conference” on the occasion of Baisakhi at Talwandi Sabo.
BKU Ekta-Ugrahan president Joginder Singh Ugrahan announced that he would continue his struggle for the rollback of ‘black’ agricultural laws introduced by the Narendra Modi government and “complete liberation from the imperialist plunder of the agricultural sector”.
He also announced that on April 21 a large convoy of thousands of farmers, youth and women from all over the state would again march towards Delhi under the leadership of union general secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan and Jhanda Singh Jethuke.
He paid homage to the martyrs of Jallianwala Bagh. He said Modi government was acting like a puppet of domestic and foreign corporate houses. He said BJP government is trying to divide our farmers struggle on communal lines and establishing it only as a Sikh
struggle. The plans of the BJP also need to be defeated, he added.
He said Khalsa Panth was formed by Guru Gobind Singh to unite all the working peasants by abolishing the caste system to eradicate looting and oppression. He announced that a massive and forfeited march would be held towards Parliament in May to further the current struggle.
Another Sanyukt Kisan Morcha leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said that the farmers’ struggle which started from Punjab has turned into a mass struggle of the farmers of the entire country which is getting support from all sections of the people.
He said this historic peasant struggle had exposed the anti-people nature of the political parties. He said this struggle was between the people and the corporate houses of the country and abroad. Rajwal claimed that the Modi government had lost badly at the negotiating table.
Farmers leader Ruldu Singh Mansa, state president of Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union Zora Singh Nasrali, Kiranjit Singh Sekhon, DTF leader Resham Singh and employees leader Megh Singh Sidhu also addressed the gathering.