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Farmers’ physique pronounces 3-day ‘rail roko’ agitation from Sept 24 towards Centre`s farm payments

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NEW DELHI: In protest towards the three agriculture ordinances handed by the Union Cabinet, a farmers’ physique has introduced that it’ll maintain a ‘rail roko’ agitation from September 24-26 to lodge their protest towards what they name the Centre’s ”anti-farmer payments.””We have decided to hold a rail roko agitation from September 24 to 26 against the three agriculture ordinances,” Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher stated.
The committee had additionally staged a protest in Amritsar earlier this week towards ordinances. “Those who are saying the ordinances will help the farmers are lying. On the contrary, we will become the pawns of corporates. We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to listen to us and request all farmers throughout the country to come out and stand against these ordinances,” Pandher had stated earlier.
Different farmer organisations in Punjab have already given a name for a ‘bandh’ on September 25 in protest towards the Bills. This comes after three ordinances have been promulgated to usher in agricultural reforms for elevating the revenue of the farmers and giving them extra freedom to promote their produce.
Besides Punjab, farmer protests have been witnessed in Telangana and Haryana. Notably, the move has additionally introduced variations between allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which has additionally opposed the ordinances.
Live TV The Congress-led authorities in Punjab has described the laws as a “blatant attack” on the federal construction.
Displaying her opposition to the Bills tabled by the NDA authorities, SAD chief and Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had on Thursday night resigned from the Union Cabinet. Sources within the authorities stated that as politics in Punjab is agriculture dominated and revolves across the agri-economy, SAD was beneath stress to take an anti-government stand on the invoice.
Punjab will go to the polls in about one-and-half-years. Meanwhile, the Lower House of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, on Thursday handed two payments associated to “reforms” in agriculture advertising after a debate with Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar stating that the laws will “end licence raj” and farmers can be free to promote their agricultural produce as per their very own selection.
BJP ally SAD, together with a number of opposition events together with the Congress, strongly opposed the 2 Bills.
The President had on June 5 this yr promulgated Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion & Facilitation) Ordinance 2020, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance Act, 2020.
(With company inputs)

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