BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) launched a campaign to mobilize farmers in Haryana.
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New Delhi / Chandigarh:- Responding to the call given by Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) continued the hunger strike on the second day at Tikri border. The leaders reiterated their demand to repeal black farm laws and Electricity Amendment bill-2020 and cancellation of the ordinance imposing a fine of one crore on the farmers for stubble burning. Furthermore, constitutional guarantee of government procurement at MSP of all crops across the country and legalization of public distribution system,. Union’s secretary Shingara Singh Mann told the press that Karnail Singh, Bhag Singh Fatehpur, Harbinder Singh, Rajinder Singh and Harinder Singh Chuharpur from Patiala district were amongst those sitting on hunger strike.
Meanwhile, union’s senior vice president Jhanda Singh Jethuke, Patiala District President Manjit Singh Nial, Amritsar District President Kuldeep Singh, Bathinda District Leader Rajwinder Singh Ramnagar, Sukhdeep Kaur and apart from them, Gurjit Kaur Dhatt, niece of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Nabe Singh -leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union Haryana, Atma Ram Jhorar and Dr. Harbir Singh addressed the gathering of thousands at the stage near Rohtak Bypass. The spokespersons said that these black laws introduced by the Modi government were part of accelerating the pace of reforms in the agricultural sector which will result in complete domination of corporate houses and imperialist multinationals over agricultural production, market and storage of agricultural commodities. Shingara Singh Mann said that with the implementation of these laws, besides farmers, the lives of farm workers, urban poor, shopkeepers, employees, small traders and other traders would be made miserable. He added that the dominance of corporates over food items including food-grains, would create a serious food security crisis in the country, food inflation would skyrocket and it would lead to starvation and famine like situations. He said that as a result of speedy implementation of privatization, commercialization and globalization policies by the Modi government, unemployment has broken the record of last 45 years. He explained that with the implementation of these new agricultural laws which are based on anti-people and pro-imperialist reforms in agriculture and power sector, the unemployment graph will further increase. He alleged that instead of repealing these black laws, the Modi government wanted to get away with minor amendments which were not acceptable to the peasants and workers on the front lines.
Meanwhile, the teams formed under the leadership of Union State Secretary Shingara Singh Mann and State Vice President Jaswinder Singh Longowal called for speeding up the mobilization of farmers in Haryana and making Haryana toll free from December 25 to 27 for which a campaign has been launched in the villages of Haryana. Under this campaign, support committees were formed in 40 villages of Gohla Chika area under the leadership of Gurcharan Singh in support of Kisan Ghol. Apart from this, meetings were also held with Haryana Kisan Ekta Committee, Haryana Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Kisan Ekta Committee of Ratia area besides Panchayats of various villages. All these organizations, apart from their full participation in the Delhi Morcha, have vigorously implemented the call for toll free Haryana and they reiterated their commitment to thwart the BJP’s plans to torpedo the ongoing struggle against agricultural laws on the issue of SYL canal which they called a cowardly conspiracy.
Meanwhile the president of BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) categorically refused to attend the meeting on the basis of the letter sent by the centre government. After attending the meeting of the Sanyukta Kisan Morcha, Joginder Singh Ugrahan said that after serious discussion on the letter sent by the Union Government, all the organizations have unanimously decided and announced that they will not hold a meeting with the centre on the basis of this letter. He said that all the organizations were unanimous that there was nothing new in the letter. The organizations strongly protested that instead of giving any indication of withdrawal of these laws, the Centre has tried to justify these laws which is not acceptable to all the struggling farmers’ organizations.