Farmers lay siege to toll plazas for 3 hrs

Farmers lay siege to toll plazas for 3 hrs

Tribune reporters

Ludhiana/bathinda, Jan 5

To protest the alleged anti-farmer and anti-people insurance policies of the BJP authorities on the Centre and the AAP authorities in Punjab, a whole lot of farmers at present laid siege to the toll plaza at Ladhowal on the banks of the Sutlej and Bathinda.

The protesters, beneath the banner of the Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), made the highway toll-free for commuters for 3 hours from 12 midday to three PM.

Sudagar Singh Ghudani, district secretary of the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), stated, “By squatting on the largest, and maybe the most costly toll barrier, the farmers and the BKU supposed to make it clear to each governments — on the Centre and within the state — that they are going to now not tolerate their conceitedness.”

Audio system on the protest rally stated the folks had prolonged an amazing response to the transfer by farmers’ physique which had now resolved to rid the folks of this big extortion by the use of toll taxes, along with all native and different taxed being paid by highway customers.

“BKU would obtain this aim by way of a widespread mass motion, initially within the state and later throughout the nation,” stated Ghudani.

The protesters additionally lashed out on the authorities for its angle over liquor manufacturing unit in Zira which is allegedly inflicting immense harm to the well being of individuals and surroundings of the area.

Activists staged a dharna in any respect toll plazas of Balluana, Jeeda, Lehra Bega and Sheikhpura from 12 midday to three pm and made it free for the commuters throughout that interval.

Shingara Singh Mann, district president stated, “Native and international massive capitalist firms are intensifying the exploitation of individuals in each space. As a way to rob the roads, firms have been gathering tolls by establishing toll plazas on main roads for a few years. To additional speed up this theft, toll plazas are being established on small and massive roads together with the rise in toll charges.”

Different audio system stated the highway tax is deducted from each particular person whereas shopping for a car and other than this, many different forms of taxes are being collected. Even after taking the toll tax from the businesses, no amenities are being supplied to the folks and as a consequence of unsafe roads, with massive potholes, individuals are dropping lives and property as a consequence of accidents each day, they stated.

Farmer leaders demanded from the central authorities that each one the toll plazas within the nation ought to be closed. Earlier, Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee had made toll plazas of 9 districts ‘free’ from December 15.

The farmers’ leaders at present additionally strongly condemned the insistence of the police to put the gasoline pipeline with out the consent of the farmers of Talwandi Sabo village Kauriana. Farmers stated that the voice of farmers ought to be heard. At each place, the police power ought to cease the seizure of capitalist firms.

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