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Arhtiyas block highway over non-lifting of paddy

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Fazilka, October 19

A large number of commission agents, led by Arhitya Association president Om Setia, blocked the Fazilka-Ferozepur highway near a flyover here today to protest against the non-lifting of paddy from the Fazilka grain market.

Former Congress MLA Dr Mohinder Kumar Rinwa, along with his supporters, also joined the protest, which began at 10 am and continued till late evening. Hundreds of vehicles were seen stranded on the highway.

Dr Rinwa said it was a fight of dominance as leaders of the ruling party wanted that the contract should be allotted to their supporters, causing inconvenience to arhtiyas and farmers. It was the duty of the leaders at the helm and the administration to make arrangements for hassle-free procurement, he added.

Setia said: "Our repeated meetings with the officers concerned and Fazilka DC in this regard have proved futile." — OC

from The Tribune

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