AAP authorities in Punjab faces farmers’ wrath

AAP authorities in Punjab faces farmers’ wrath


NEW DELHI: The 2-month-old AAP authorities in Punjab is going through the wrath of the state’s farmers who’ve arrived in giant numbers on the border of the Union Territory of Chandigarh and threatened to storm the state capital right now if their calls for aren’t met.

Led by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha comprising 22 organisations, a whole lot of farmers have damaged previous the primary barricade of the Punjab police at Mohali and are squatting close to the second barricade.

They’ve demanded {that a} assembly be organized with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on the listing of their calls for despatched to the AAP authorities earlier.

A spokesman of the Chandigarh police has instructed the farmers that they’d not be allowed to enter the UT at any price. If want be reinforcements from BSF and CRPF can be deployed.

However, farmers are adamant to interrupt all barricades to enter Chandigarh and gherao the Punjab CM’s residence.

The farmers are demanding a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal of procured wheat because the heatwave had broken the crop leading to a lack of yield. The farmers are additionally opposing the federal government’s diktat to sow paddy in a staggered method ranging from June 18 and ending on June 24. Punjab has been divided into 4 zones for sowing paddy so as to ease stress on electrical energy provide and preserve groundwater. However the farmers need the sowing season to begin from June 10.

One other demand pertains to the decreasing of prices on the extension of electrical energy load from Rs 4,800 to Rs 1,200. The discharge of pending fee of sugarcane purchased by sugar mills is one more difficulty. The protesters are additionally demanding to scrap the sensible electrical energy meter scheme. Additionally they need the federal government to instantly announce a minimal assist value (MSP) for moong, maize, and basmati rice.

The farmers have arrived with rations, beds, followers, coolers, utensils, LPG cylinders, and fridges and say they’re ready to remain put for 3 months and much more if their calls for aren’t met.

Jagjit Singh Dallewal, state president of BKU declared that they’d discuss solely to the Chief Minister and to not any deputed officers. He threatened to copy the Singhu border situation when farmers sat on a dharna on the border of Delhi for over a 12 months to get the three controversial farm legal guidelines repealed by the Centre.

Reacting to the protest Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann stated that the protest was “unwarranted and undesirable.” Hole sloganeering can not cease the federal government’s resolve to avoid wasting underground water and electrical energy, the CM reiterated.

AAP spokesman Malwinder Singh Kang stated that the doorways of the federal government had been all the time open for talks with the farmers however they need to be cheap of their calls for.

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–indianarrative



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