Take stir seriously, Congress urges PM - ECAS Punjab

Take stir seriously, Congress urges PM

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 1

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday warned the BJP of dangerous repercussions for not taking the farmers' agitation seriously. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was indulging in "jumlebazi" by invoking the sacred Ganges to swear by the farm laws.

By allowing the agitation to peak, the saffron party was giving enough time to the wrong forces to hijack the focused agitation by the farmers. So far, the peasants had been maintaining discipline to take forward their cause. In Punjab, the state government had ensured that no anti-social elements mixed with the agitating farmers to diffuse the protests. But at Delhi borders, there was every chance of such people trying to sneak into farmer groups to bring a bad name to the agitation, said Jakhar, as he reminded the PM of his election promise to clean the Ganges.

Ludhiana Congress MP Ravneet Bittu also targetted the BJP for delay in solving the farmers' issues. "A prolonged agitation is not in the interest of the state," he said. Bittu also urged the agitating farmers to ward off any attempt by anti-social elements to defame their agitation.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Youth Congress today announced to take out a protest march from the Congress Bhawan to the official residence of Haryana CM ML Khattar for using force against farmers on way to Delhi. Barinder Dhillon, Punjab Youth Congress president, said atrocities afflicted on farmers by the Haryana Government were condemnable.

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