20 days later, farmers name off protest close to CM Mann’s Sangrur home
Patiala, October 28
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) on Friday referred to as off its 20-day-long protest close to the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in Sangrur district. The farmers had been on dharna since October 9. The choice to finish the stir got here after BKU’s assembly with Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal on the Circuit Home right here.
Sources stated the farmers, who had carried ration, mattresses, LPG cylinders and different necessities to the protest website, deliberate a large “victory congregation” earlier than returning house. Intriguingly, neither the minister nor the BKU was keen to say a lot on the ‘consensus’ reached by them. Whereas the minister stated the small print can be introduced tomorrow, BKU chief Joginder Singh Ugrahan stated the federal government had already accepted their calls for however there was no written assurance. “Now, they’ve given particulars on when and the way our 12 calls for might be met.”
Among the many key calls for are compensation to farmers for broken crops and dying of cattle resulting from lumpy pores and skin illness, removing of cap on per acre buy, exemption from mining Act, larger compensation for land acquisition, closure of a liquor manufacturing unit at Mansoorwal village close to Zira, cancellation of circumstances lodged in opposition to farmers for burning crop residue, ‘bonus’ of Rs 200 per quintal for administration of stubble with out setting it afire and minimal help value for maize and moong. Malwinder Singh Kang, chief spokesperson of AAP in Punjab, tweeted, “Bhagwant Mann has at all times been receptive and delicate in direction of reliable considerations of farmers. The government has taken path-breaking selections for the welfare of farmers to cease perpetual decline in earnings. We welcome the choice by farmers’ union to name off their strike (sic).”