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Dharna at Rajasthan toll plazas

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Abohar/Sriganganagar, Dec 12

Farmers from Sriganganagar on Saturday staged dharna peacefully at toll plazas for seven hours and didn't allow the staff to collect toll tax. Hundreds of vehicles passed through toll points. Police and administration officials were present there, but they did not intervene.

Gramin Kisan Mazdoor Samiti block president Harjinder Singh Mann said that peaceful protests were organised at toll points near Netewala and Hindaur on Sriganganagar-Bikaner NH-62. The farmers reached Netewala at 9 am along with MLA Raj Kumar Gaur and the protest continued till 5 pm.

Farmer activists such as Gurlal Singh Brar, Ranbir Bhangu, Gurmeet Singh Mann, Kamla Bishnoi and Banwari Lal Bishnoi, Janta Morcha convener Om Prakash Rajpurohit, Raziasar Block Congress Committee president Banwari Lal Thori, Thermal Plant Employees Union members led the dharna at the toll plaza near Rang Mahal on Suratgarh-Hanumangarh four-lane road.

In Karadwala near Sadulshahar town, farmers led by Kaur Singh Sidhu staged a sit-in and did not allow the collection of tax. The area had received rain till late in the night. The farmers staged dharnas in the cold and fog. — OC

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