Punjab farmers end six-day ‘rail roko’ agitation
Chandigarh/Oct.13, 2015 – While announcing to launch next phase of their agitation against Punjab government from Oct.23, Punjab farmers bodies ended their six-day-long rail rook agitation on Tuesday, citing inconvenience caused to the public. Farmer leaders announced to ‘gherao’ residences and cavalcades of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, other Akali minister and MLA from October 23. Farmers will also disrupt government functions, besides restricting the entry of Akali leaders in their villages, in next phase of their agitation.
“It is a revolution which is not going to end soon. Therefore, we have to take some harsh decisions to keep the fight alive.” said Buta Singh Burjgill of Bhartya Kisan Union, while talking to the media.
Sukhdev Singh Kokri, general secretary of BKU (Ugrahan), said if their demands were not fulfilled in the near future, their plan to disrupt government functions could extend till the 2017 assembly elections.