Farmers give call for nationwide ‘chakka jam’ on Nov 3

By Rajan Nath -- October 09, 2020 2:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Farmers Protest: The Farmer leaders of 8 states held a meeting in Kurukshetra where it was decided to intensify their agitation against the controversial Farm laws 2020. The leaders have announced a nationwide road blockade – chakka jam – on November 3.

The six-hour-long meeting was attended by several farm leaders from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Delhi.

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The BKU Haryana president Gurnam Singh Chaduni said that the highways will be blocked from 10 am to 4 pm on November 3 when chakka jam will be held. It is pertinent to mention that November 3 is also the day when voting for Baroda by-poll will be held in Sonipat district.

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Chaduni also said the farmer leaders from other parts of the country who could not attend the meeting will be invited to the next meeting.

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A farmer leader from Uttar Pradesh, V M Singh said that the farmer leaders of Punjab will hold a meeting on Friday where the venue and date of the next meeting will be decided.

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A senior farmer leader from Punjab, Balbir Singh Rajewal, said that the agitation is at its peak in Punjab as it has garnered support from the entire country. Not even a single section of the society is against the agitation in Punjab over farm laws 2020, he said, adding that this agitation has become a mass movement now.

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Meanwhile, the farmers protest near Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala’s residence in Sirsa continued on Thursday.

educareOn Tuesday, the farmers had staged a protest march in Sirsa asking Dushyant to resign. However, the farmers were lathi-charged.

-PTC News

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