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Ludhiana residents march for farmers

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Ludhiana, October 25

People from all walks of life, along with members of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Kadian), today took out a march from Gurdwara Sarabha Nagar to the Main Market and extended their support to the farmers who are protesting against the Central farm Acts.

Gurdwara Sahib president Jaspal Singh Thukral, who led the protest, said the farm Acts would not only work against the interests of the farmers, but also adversely affect the consumers. “Farmers are a vital part of our society. If they are aggrieved by the farm legislations, each and every section of society ought to stand by them,” he said.

BKU (Kadian) chief Harmeet Singh Kadian condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not budging from his stance and listening to farmers. “Modi’s statement that he would neither withdraw nor amend any of the three farm Acts smacks of arrogance while also being undemocratic in nature,” said Kadian, adding that in the wake of fierce opposition by farmers to the Acts, the government must discuss the same across the table.

Meanwhile, BKU (Lakhowal) leaders Gurwinder Singh Koom Kalan and Harinder Singh Lakhowal have slammed BJP president JP Nadda who had termed the ongoing agitation (by farers) as a protest of arhtiyas and middlemen. In a joint statement, the BKU leaders said Nadda had rubbed salt into the wounds of farmers by rubbishing their widespread agitation against Acts. They said the farmers across the nation stood united.

from The Tribune

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