Kisan morcha flays Centre, plans to intensify stir : The Tribune India

Kisan morcha flays Centre, plans to intensify stir : The Tribune India

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Ludhiana, April 3

Members of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) today criticised the central government for levelling “false” allegations on the Punjab farmers to defame them.

Demanding that the government should revoke its letter to the Punjab Chief Secretary, they said the Centre wanted to divide them but its “conspiracy” would not succeed.

The SKM leaders conducted a meeting with trade unions, employees and students organisations at Punjab Agricultural University here today to plan the next strategy to strengthen the “kisan andolan”.

SKM leader Dr Darshan Pal said: “The central government is making various attempts to defame the farmers of Punjab. We have unions in border areas and they never received any complaint regarding bonded labourers or drugs being given to them. The allegations levelled by the central government are false. It should revoke its false letter.”

Another SKM leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said: “It is a conspiracy of the central government to defame farmers. There are no bonded labourers here and there will never be.”

SMK leaders said they would gherao the Food Corporation of India offices on April 5 across the country against the “wrong” policies of the central government.

Balbir Singh Rajewal said the Centre wanted to disband the FCI but they would not tolerate it. — TNS

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