Protesting Farmers Picket Punjab Hotel, BJP Leaders Escape Via Backdoor

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Protesting Farmers Picket Punjab Hotel, BJP Leaders Escape Via Backdoor

Farmers have been protesting the centre’s three farm legal guidelines for months (Representational)

Phagwara, Punjab:

A gaggle of BJP leaders in Punjab’s Phagwara needed to slip out from the backdoor underneath police safety on Friday after farmers protesting the central authorities’s new agricultural legal guidelines picketed a lodge that they had been holding an occasion in.

Demonstrators from the Bharti Kisan Union (Doaba) protested on the lodge the place the BJP leaders had been observing the delivery anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

The protesters claimed that the lodge was owned by a BJP activist who additionally ran an organization that equipped cattle and hen feed. They stated they’ll boycott the corporate’s merchandise.

Led by the union’s vice chairman Kirpal Singh Mussapur, a number of demonstrators held a protest outdoors the lodge and surrounded the BJP leaders and employees who had managed to get inside earlier than the farmers started their agitation.

The protesters additionally didn’t permit a number of BJP activists, together with Bharati Sharma, district president of BJP’s Mahila Wing, to go contained in the lodge, the police stated.

Those that had gone inside needed to slip out one after the other from the lodge’s backdoor underneath police safety to save lots of themselves from the protesters, the police stated.

They included BJP district and block presidents Rakesh Duggal and Paramjit Singh Pamma Chachoki and former mayor Arun Khosla.

Mr Mussapur alleged that the BJP leaders had been conspiring towards the farmers and dealing on propaganda.

The protesters additionally raised slogans towards the Narendra Modi authorities and union minister Som Parkash who belongs to Phagwara.

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Protesters raised the BKU flag on a pole outdoors the lodge, warning the proprietor that if it was eliminated or any BJP operate was allowed on the lodge in future, farmers will return to carry protests towards the lodge and his firm, information company PTI reported.

Farmers in a number of components of the nation have been protesting since final month towards the three new central legal guidelines they are saying will result in the dismantling of regulated markets.

Additionally they worry the federal government would cease shopping for wheat and rice at assured costs, leaving them on the mercy of massive corporates.

Farmer unions who’ve led tens of 1000’s of farmers in a large protest on the outskirts of Delhi, have demanded a complete repeal of the legal guidelines and warned of a much bigger agitation if their calls for usually are not met.

A number of rounds of talks between ministers and farmer leaders have failed to supply a breakthrough to date.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday supplied to carry recent talks to finish the stalemate.

(With inputs from businesses)

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