Amritsar: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) Friday
announced that farmers will stage an economic blockade of the national capital on January 5 if the Centre failed to accept their long-pending demands.
"This government in Delhi is deaf and dumb. We have to
stop its roji roti, only then they will hear us," BKU Punjab
chief and national coordinator Ajmer Singh Lakhowal told a
mahapanchayat organised at the Bhagtanwala grain market here.
He said farmers across the country are becoming poorer by
the day while the government was ignoring their plight.
The minimum support price (MSP) of agricultural products
should be fixed as per Swaminathan report and farmers and
landless workers be given reservations, he demanded.
Various farmer leaders including BKU`s national president
Chaudhary Rakesh Takait addressed the farmers.