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Saturday, 26 December 2020

Farmers stage protest at BJP office in Kharar

Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 25

Farmers staged a dharna at the office of BJP Mandal president Pawan Manocha in Desumajra, Kharar, where the leaders and workers of the BJP had gathered to celebrate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The farmers also raised slogans against the BJP and the Centre for passing three farm Bills.

Meanwhile, BJP state leader Vineet Joshi, who had come to attend the function, was escorted out through the back street by the local BJP leaders. Later, a police party, led by DSP Pal Singh, reached the spot and calmed down the protesters.

The BJP leaders and workers had gathered at the office to watch live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's online programme on TV. As soon as the farmers came to know about the function, they gathered there in large numbers and laid siege to the office. They raised slogans against the Modi government.

Addressing the protesters, Sarwan Singh Desumajra, Kulwant Singh and Amarjit Singh demanded that the three farm laws should be repealed immediately. They would not remain silent till the laws are withdrawn, they added.

Meanwhile, Joshi, while advocating the new farm laws, urged the farmers to give up their struggle and come to the negotiating table to resolve the issue. However, the farmers continued their protest forcing the organisers to end the programme. The leaders had to escape through the backdoor of the office.

from The Tribune

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