BKU Kisan Union announces Bharat Bandh on February 16
Buses and railway tracks will be stopped and toll plazas will be made free and they say that the government will be responsible for the problems faced by the people.-
On Saturday, BKU Kisan Union in Ludhiana, Punjab has announced that Bharat Bandh will be observed on 16 February. Buses and railway tracks will be stopped and toll plazas will be made free. They say that the government will be responsible for the problems faced by the people. Students, marriage ceremonies and ambulances will be the given way during the bandh.
BKU Joint Secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal said that many times demand letters were sent to the government through DC and SDM. But, the government had not been paying attention to their demands. For this reason, Bharat Bandh will be observed on 16th February on the call of United Kisan Morcha. Due to the government's negligence, farmers have had to take the decision to take to the streets.
Lakhowal said that there will be a peaceful protest by completely stopping traffic, shops and railways from morning to 4 pm. Road traffic will be closed from 12 noon to 4 pm. A meeting was also held with the Punjab government. In that the government had accepted about 10 to 12 demands. But, the state government is entangling them in files.
Lakhowal said that about 750 farmers have died in the farmers' movement. Out of them, about 350 families have got jobs. Today about 400 people are sitting in protest outside the Agriculture Minister's house. The state government is not giving relief on electricity bills, fields are not being protected from wild animals.