Centre using repressive steps to crush stir: BKU - ECAS Punjab

Centre using repressive steps to crush stir: BKU

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Ludhiana, October 30

The BKU (Lakhowal) has said the decision of the Centre not to resume goods trains to Punjab and the denial of the Rural Development Fund (RDF) have made the people of the state feel like second-class citizens.

BKU leaders Harinder Singh Lakhowal and Gurwinder Singh Koom Kalan have charged the Modi government at the Centre of adopting repressive steps to crush the agitation against farm laws.

They claimed that the NDA Government was not only misleading the public about the ongoing protest by farmers but also the protesters were being humiliated by calling it as an agitation by political stooges or middlemen. "Fearing that the agitation by farmers in Punjab could spark similar agitations in other states, the Centre is going all out to make Punjab bankrupt by stopping freight traffic and denying the RDF," said a BKU leader.

Meanwhile, BKU Kadian president Harmeet Singh Kadian reiterated the demand that the government should either compensate the farmers for stubble management as per the directions of the apex court or itself take upon the task at its own cost.

"Financially-stressed farmers are not in a position to bear the additional expenditure of stubble management and in the absence of financial support, they will be forced to continue with the practice of stubble burning," he added. — OC



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