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Farmers to hold ‘rail roko’ on February 18

Jagraon, February 11:

Kisan leader Balbir Singh Rajewal announced the next program of the protest in the Mahapanchayat today, by the United Kisan Morch in Jagraon, Punjab. He said that no matter how long the agitation lasts, but till the three farm laws are repealed, the agitation will continue.

This Kisan Panchayat held in Jagraon’s Anaj Mandi, started an hour late due to bad weather. Thousands of farmers joined this Kisan Mahapanchayat. Jogendra Singh Ugrahan, President of Indian Farmers Union Ugrahan, Manjit Singh Dhaner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, Kulwant Singh Sandhu of Jamhuri Kisan Sabha, Harinder Singh Lakhowal, Leader of BKU, Lakhowal, and many other leaders joined this Mahapanchayat.

Addressing the Mahapanchayat, farmer leader Rajewal said that in various meetings with the Central Government, the farmer leaders discussed one clause each of the three farm laws, and the ministers present at the meeting admitted that there was an error in each clause.

The ministers spoke of amending every clause but refused to repeal the flawed act. Rajewal said that in any case, there is no legal validity for the Central Government to make laws regarding agriculture. Rajewal also said that the best marketing of crops is in Punjab that is why thousands of quintals of paddy came from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to sell in Punjab.

Speaking on corporate houses, farmer leader Rajewal said that the farmers are ready to occupy their land and the model which has failed abroad, the Central Government wants to implement that model in the country. He said that the Farmers movement must have suffered a setback, but the movement is now alive again. Talking about the upcoming program of the protest, he said that February 14 is the anniversary of the Pulwama incident, on this day young men and farmers will hold candle and torch march across the country, and February 16 is Sir Chhotu Ram’s birthday, it will be celebrated. While on February 18, farmers across the country will stop trains across the country from 12 noon to 4 pm.