To give protest impetus, unions plan mahapanchayat on February 18 : The Tribune India

To give protest impetus, unions plan mahapanchayat on February 18 : The Tribune India

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Abohar/Sriganganagar, February 15

After the Kisan Sammelan was organised by the Congress last week at Padampur and Peelibanga, some farmer organisations have decided to hold a mahapanchayat at Raisinghnagar on February 18.

The organising committee said Samyukt Morcha’s senior leaders Balbir Singh Rajewal, Dr Darshan Pal Singh, Yoginder Yadav, Joginder Singh Ugrahan, former CPM MLA Amra Ram, Raja Ram Meel of the Jat Mahasabha and Tara Singh Sidhu of the CPI will participate in it.

Separate teams of All India Kisan Sabha, Gramin Mazdoor Kisan Samiti, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Jai Kisan Andolan and Etah Singrasar Canal Construction Committee have launched a mass contact drive to motivate people for the mahapanchayat.

Sheopat Ram Meghwal, Jagtar Singh Brar, Balwinder Singh, Dalip Saharan, Harsh Khosa, Harbhajan Singh, Mangal Singh Randhawa and Manish Kantiwal today held corner meetings in some villages. Meghwal is a member of the national executive of the kisan sabha.

Describing the policies of the central government as anti-people, they appealed to the people to unite to save the country from clutches of the BJP. “Farmers are struggling not only to secure their future, but also to save the country as BJP leaders have conspired to make it a slave to a few corporates,” said Harvinder Singh Gill.

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