Jakhar: MLAs to hold relay dharna post Diwali - ECAS Punjab

Jakhar: MLAs to hold relay dharna post Diwali

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 5

Sunil Jakhar, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), today announced that the state Congress would start a series of protests after Diwali at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the "anti-farmer" laws passed by the Union Government.

Jakhar said, "The primary aim of the protest is to give a wake-up call to the Centre, which is hell bent upon breaking the backbone of the agrarian economy of the state by ruining the farmers through these laws."

He said the "arrogance being shown by the Union Government" was a threat to the federal structure of the country as the "Centre was neither paying heed to issues flagged by the state government nor it was ready to understand the anger" among the masses.

According to Jakhar, the farm laws would ruin the economy of the state with castigating effects on crop growers. "Punjab is an agrarian economy. Ruining farmers will affect the entire state," he said, adding that under the series of protests, the party MLAs would sit on a dharna turnwise at Jantar Mantar every day.

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