Farmer unions in Punjab on Thursday came together in support of those killed in Madhya Pradesh police firing on farmers agitating for better prices for their produce in the drought-ravaged region.
In a meeting held at Moga, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Ekta-Ugrahan decided to call of its Friday protest for debt waiver in Punjab, and instead join hands with other unions to raise the issue along with demanding justice for the MP farmers in statewide protests on June 12.
Besides BKU Ekta Ugrahan, representatives of BKU Ekta Dakondha, Kirti Kisan Union, Kisan Sangarsh Committee (KSC) Punjab, KSC Azad, Krantikari Kisan Union Punjab and BKU Krantikar attended the meeting.
Condemning the MP police firing, BKU Ekta-Ugrahan senior vice-president Jhanda Singh Jethuke demanded registration of a first information report (FIR) on charge of murder against the police and civil authorities responsible for the incident.
Slamming the Capt Amarinder Singh government for delay in debt waiver, he said: “The government should pass a resolution on debt waiver in the upcoming budget session to stop farmers from committing suicide.” Jethuke alleged the government that promised ‘karza-kurki khatam’ in its poll manifesto is now finding excuses for not implementing it.
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