Farm­ers threaten to gherao Delhi on Fe­bru­ary 23

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB & HARYANA -

CHANDI­GARH:Farm­ers as­so­ci­ated with 62 unions from across the coun­try, un­der the aegis of Rashtriya Kisan Ma­hasangh, have threat­ened to gherao Delhi on Fe­bru­ary 23, 2018, to press for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the rec­om­men­da­tions of the Swaminathan com­mis­sion and farm-loan waiver. Brief­ing newsper­sons, mem­bers of core com­mit­tee of the Ma­hasangh, Gur­nam Singh Charuni, Jagjit Singh Dale­wal and Veer­pal Ka­dian said while farm­ers were ei­ther com­mit­ting sui­cide or quit­ting farm­ing, gov­ern­ments ap­peared to be fool­ing farm­ers.

Charuni is the pres­i­dent of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), Haryana; Dale­wal and Ka­dian are from Pun­jab.

“Farm­ers would en­ter Delhi from four sides – Agra ex­press­way at Pal­wal, na­tional high­way num­ber 1 at Kundli, Hisar-Delhi road at Ba­hadur­garh and from the Ghazi­abad-Delhi road. We would stage a sit-in (dharna) on the road it­self, if pre­vented from march­ing,” Charuni said. HTC

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