Stop maligning farmers’ protest: Cong to Centre - ECAS Punjab

Stop maligning farmers’ protest: Cong to Centre

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Tribune News Service
Rajpura, December 14

Punjab Congress leaders today held a protest rally at the Shambhu border of Punjab and Haryana and said the Modi government was out to malign the protesting farmers by calling them 'tukde tukde gang', Khalistanis, anti-nationals and Maoists.

Harish Rawat, in charge, Punjab affairs, said the Congress won't let the Modi government derail the farmers' protest by misleading propaganda. "Farmers are the ones who feed the nation, but the BJP sees 'tukde tukde gang' in them. It is calling farmers by different names, but we won't let that happen. We have always fought for farmers and will do it in future as well."

Sunil Jakhar, president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, said there was a sinister attempt by Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Hardeep Puri to defame the protesting farmers. "They shouldn't forget that we come from the land of revolutions. It was disheartening to see Hardeep Puri saying that hooliganism was happening in name of protest," he said.

Amrinder Raj Warring, Congress MLA from Gidderbaha, said the state government should make some amendments in the laws to provide a government job and financial assistance of at least Rs 10 lakh to the family members of farmers who died during the protest.

from The Tribune

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