Haryana farmers threaten Delhi march
After blocking national roads for two or three hours in Haryana on Friday, farmers have threatened Delhi with gherao tractors, if their loan exemption requests and cost-effective prices have not been respected.
“It may be that more agitation to be announced.We can go for an indefinite number of jam gherao Delhi roads with tractors, bionle trucks and bionle prison,” said Gurnam Singh President Chaduni Bhartiya Union Kisan in Haryana, which address hundreds of farmers Which blocked National Highway 1, which connects New Delhi to Chandigarh, near Ambala.
In the framework of the call for national agitation Friday, farmers blocked national roads in various parts of the Haryana, in addition to blocking the roads with four other places. And, to avoid confrontation with farmers, police do not prevent them blocking the roads, so the case smoothly to the agitators. However, authorities diverted traffic routes to avoid long jams on national highways.
“We have even coordinated with the road authorities Patiala, Karnal and Panchkula. See to divert the heavy vehicles away from Ambala,” said Prabhjot Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, who were monitoring the security measures during hours where farmers were Sitting on the country side of the freeway. Despite this, there was a traffic jam in Ambala, when traffic was not allowed on the country road due to the agitation of the farmers. Farmers also blocked the national road connecting 71A Rohtak Panipat, near the village Rukhi (Sonepat) with another road connecting Chandigarh and Hisar, near the town of Barwala. Haryana DGP BS Sandhu said the turmoil was completely peaceful throughout the state.
A senior official said the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, having comments on the agitation of the district authorities every five minutes. In support of farmers, former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda held a panchayat in Pipli (Kurukshetra), while INLD held demonstrations at the district headquarters in support of agitated farmers.
Farmers, who had arrived at the protest site in the Ambala district on their tractors, were disturbed by how their crops had not been bought at reasonable prices. Harbhajan Singh (52), a farmer from Nalvi Kurukshetra, said: “We have opted for sunflower and potato in the hope of good prices as the government continues to focus on crop diversification. Of adequate provisions for better food attracted our hopes. ”
In explaining in depth Jogender Singh, owner of five acres of land in the village of Mamumajra Kurukshetra, said: “Last year we had rice, but we were offered Rs 200 per quintal less than the minimum support price for it. But only received 1 Rs per kg in the market, while its cost of production was Rs 7 per kg.Now the government has announced Rs 3,950 per quintal MSP sunflower.But the government says it will buy 25 percent of The farmers’ production at the MSP rate.Where can we sell our remaining crop now? ”
Another sunflower farmer Rajbir Singh, who owns 4.5 acres of land, said: “The government is willing to buy only 25 percent of the sunflower MSP crops to sell the rest of the crop, farmers should not depend on Operators offering Rs 2,500 per quintal for harvest on the open market. ”
Echoing similar sentiments, farmer Jasbir Singh said, “If we sell sunflower growing at a rate of 2,500 rupees per quintal, we can meet our expenses and we can not save ourselves.”
Chaduni said: “We will have today a panchayat in Shahbad request any growth of sunflower MSP.”
Haryana police, meanwhile, has filed FIR against hundreds of farmers blocking roads for them in different parts of the state on Friday. Police in the Rohtak district presented two FIRs in connection with the road blockade – Rohtak-Panipat and Rohtak-Jind. Rohtak SP Pankaj Nain said that 42 farmers were named among 120 others in two cases filed in this regard.