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Indefinite protest of SKM in Punjab enters Day 6

Indefinite protest of SKM in Punjab enters Day 6

Farmers’ ‘indefinite stir’ over non-fulfillment of their pending demands continued for the sixth consecutive day on Monday. Scores of farmers blocked highways in six districts, including Mansa, Bathinda, Patiala, Faridkot, Mukerian and Amritsar. Commuters had to face a lot of inconvenience as roads remained blocked throughout the day. Gurcharan Singh Bhikhi, a leader of SKM […]Read More

Agnipath: Punjab farm unions to hold statewide protest tomorrow

Agnipath: Punjab farm unions to hold statewide protest tomorrow

As many as 22 farmer unions of Punjab, under the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), have announced to hold protests across Punjab on June 24 in support of the protesting students against the Centre’s newly launched Agnipath recruitment scheme. Addressing the media, Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakaunda) president Buta Singh Burjgill said a meeting of […]Read More

Punjab CM on farmers protest for bonus, MSP: ‘Will make everything right, but…’

Punjab CM on farmers protest for bonus, MSP: ‘Will make everything right, but…’

Mann said that he had already announced purchasing the Basmati and Moongi crop on MSP adding that the state government was also incentivizing the farmers to adopt direct sowing. Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann called on the farmer unions to stop sloganeering and join hands with the state government to check the depleting water table […]Read More

Farm unions divided on PM Modi’s ‘security breach’

Farm unions divided on PM Modi’s ‘security breach’

Farm union leaders stand divided with regard to the alleged breach in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security on Wednesday. The BKU (Lakhowal) and Kul Hind Kisan Sabha have condemned the alleged blockade by farmers near Piareana village on Ferozepur-Moga road. However, the Punjab Kisan Union and BKU (Sidhupur) have supported the protesters. BKU (Dakaunda) president […]Read More

Breakaway farmer unions say they will contest Punjab polls

Breakaway farmer unions say they will contest Punjab polls

After a meeting that lasted nearly four hours on Saturday, farm leader Balbir Singh Rajewal was appointed the leader of the outfit, people familiar with the matter said. Twenty-two farmer unions, that protested against the Centre’s now repealed farm laws under the banner of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), on Saturday jumped into the poll […]Read More

22 farm unions float political party Samyukt Samaj Morcha to contest Punjab polls, SKM doesn’t approve

22 farm unions float political party Samyukt Samaj Morcha to contest Punjab polls, SKM doesn’t approve

The political front of the farmers in Punjab will be led by Balbir Singh Rajewal. Three farm bodies including BKU (Dakounda) and BKU (Lakhowal) will decide shortly whether to join the party. Around 22 unions of farmers that were part of Samyukt Kisan Morcha which helmed the year-long protest against the three contentious farm bills […]Read More

All eyes on ‘triumphant’ farmer unions ahead of Punjab polls

All eyes on ‘triumphant’ farmer unions ahead of Punjab polls

BKU faction head Balbir Rajewal, a key Samyukt Kisan Morcha leader, says their organisation will support a party in the Punjab assembly polls With the farmer unions emerging triumphant against the central government’s three contentious agriculture laws and their morale at an all-time high, it remains to be seen which political parties they will extend […]Read More

Will continue protest till six demands are met: Farm leaders

Will continue protest till six demands are met: Farm leaders

The Haryana and Punjab farmers’ unions held separate meetings at Singhu border on Wednesday The Haryana and Punjab farmers’ unions held separate meetings at Singhu border on Wednesday. The farm leaders said they will continue their protest till their six demands are met. Haryana farm leader Mandeep Singh Nathwan said they will call off their […]Read More

Chaduni will be questioned like other politicians, say farm unions

Chaduni will be questioned like other politicians, say farm unions

Farmers protest against BJP leaders and ask questions to all other political parties. Hence, being part of politics is not their agenda”. The 32 farmer unions of Punjab once again opposed Haryana BKU leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni’s ‘Mission Punjab’ and said that they will question him just like they question political leaders next time he […]Read More

Farmers ready to protest for 10 yrs, won’t allow farm laws to be implemented: Rakesh Tikait

Farmers ready to protest for 10 yrs, won’t allow farm laws to be implemented: Rakesh Tikait

He was speaking at a mahapanchayat held by farmers in Panipat on Sunday before the bandh. Several senior farmer leaders, including Tikait and Gurnam Singh Chaduni, addressed the mahapanchayat. Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Sunday said farmers protesting against the central farm laws for the last 10 months are ready to agitate for 10 years, […]Read More

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