Home-cooked makki di roti, sarson da saag for protesters - ECAS Punjab

Home-cooked makki di roti, sarson da saag for protesters

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 2

After seeing no breakthrough at the meeting yesterday, Punjab farmers have increased the supply of essential commodities to New Delhi to prepare for a long fight. Apart from sugar, flour, ghee, many villages have started sending cooked food items such as 'makki di roti' and 'sarson da saag' in huge quantities.

"We have sent thousands of rotis and many drums of saag today, as the meeting has made us realise that this fight will continue for long. The BJP government will take time to budge," said Gurpal Kaur, one of the protesters at the toll plaza near Ladda village of the district.

Balvir Kaur, another protester, said though their family members, who had gone to New Delhi, already had ration for many months, but they had started sending cooked food to render more help to them.

"In winter, cooked food can be preserved for 24 hours without refrigerator. We have decided to send them continuous supply of cooked items, so that they can concentrate on the protest," she said.

Sukhchain Singh, a farmer from the area, said they announced through the village gurdwara public address system that they required milk and other items, and within a short time, residents reached there with all required items.

Many tractor-trailers are coming back to Punjab from the New Delhi border, while trailers loaded with milk and cooked food have been leaving for there. After the failed meeting yesterday evening, announcements were made in many villages through the public address system to increase their support to teach the BJP government a lesson.

"Many families have increased the contribution of items today after the meeting ended inconclusive. Residents from other areas have also started moving towards New Delhi to support their family members, who are already there," said Makhan Singh, a BKU (Ugrahan) leader.

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