Farmers submit memorandums to MLAs

Farmers submit memorandums to MLAs

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, Could 9

The representatives of 16 farmers’ unions below the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha submitted memorandums relating to their calls for with all 11 MLAs from the district right here on Monday.

They stated together with the 9 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi social gathering, memorandums have been additionally submitted with the MLAs (one every) of Congress and SAD.

Because the farmer teams reached workplaces or residences of the MLAs, generally the memorandums have been accepted by their private assistants or members of the family. The one exceptions being Amritsar South MLA Inderbir Singh Nijjer and Attari MLA Jaswinder Singh, who acquired the memorandum personally. The farmer leaders stated Nijjer patiently listened to their calls for and promised to take up the matter with the federal government.

Farmer leaders Dr Satnam Singh Ajnala of Jamhoori Kisan Sabha, Rattan Singh Randhawa of Border Space Sangharsh Committee and Jatinder Singh Chinna of Kirti Kisan Union stated the key calls for included compensation for lack of yield and wheat fields burnt by hearth, deferring of mortgage instalments by six months and cost of dues of sugarcane farmers.

Dr Ajnala stated the cost amounting to just about Rs 900 crore of sugarcane farmers was pending. He additionally demanded from the federal government to prepone the date for graduation of paddy transplantation in state.

Jatinder Singh Chinna stated farmers’ organisations would look forward to the reply from the federal government on all points listed within the memorandum until Could 25 after which they’d be compelled to take the struggle on the streets. He stated many calls for which have been accepted by the earlier authorities have been but to be carried out.

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