Punjab: On Wednesday, showing the very first it’s kind unity in farmers’ organizations, almost 31 farmers organizations cut across party lines to announce a joint statewide protest against the farm bills passed by both houses of parliament to be held on September 25.
These Farmers organizations have called for complete Punjab Bandh as a mark of protest against the farm bills.
The Big decision
The decision of this protest was taken by 31 farmers organizations in a meeting held at Moga. In the meeting, it was decided to make the protest historic, farmers will not take the support of any political party during the protest.
The organizations have also structured out a strategy for the protests after the big protest of September 25.
the All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee member Jagmohan Singh Patiala will lead this big protest. He said that the farmers are against this Kala kanoon or black law proposed by the government. The government is aiming to bring this law at any cost, by any means, and in any form.
He said, “If government respects the farmers’ wishes, withdraw the laws.”
SAD attempt to get farmers in their favor
On Tuesday, Even Shiromani Akali Dal, NDA ally, announced a stage chakka jam for three hours across the state Punjab on September 25 to maintain its protest.
According to SAD spokesperson and former Minister, Daljeet Cheema, Senior leaders will lead the protest in their districts and constituencies headquarters from 11 am to 1 pm, three hours continuously.
Earlier this week, A SAD team met the president Ram Nath Kovind to withhold assent to the harmful farm bills.
Meanwhile, widely across the state, protests against the farm bill continued as usual on Wednesday, and various Farmers in the state burn the effigies of the central government.
Chief Minister comments on the SAD attempt
The state chief minister, Amarinder Singh already described the chakka jam protest of SAD on the same day when farmers are going to protest as another shameless attempt of the party to exploit the sentiments of the Farmers.
The Chief Minister said, daring the Shiromani Akali Dal to leave the central government if they really care, “Why don’t you go Delhi and do chakka jam in front of BJP leaders houses and other who have shamelessly sold off the interests of Punjab’s farmers to the big corporate houses for their own petty interests?.”