Punjab

Sidhu arrested in front of Raj Bhawan along with his associates; demands strict action against killers of farmers

Rajeev Bhaskar | October 04, 2021 05:32 PM

 

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu staged a massive protest before Raj Bhawan today strongly condemning the killing of innocent farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri at the hands of BJP goons and minister. Sidhu castigated the BJP for the atrocities committed by the UP police against the Congress national leader Priyanka Gandhi who reached to support the farmers. Chandigarh police with its heavy task force arrested Sidhu along with his associates.

On Sidhu’s call Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee today staged sit-ins and protests at block and district level across Punjab.

While protesting, Sidhu demanded strict action against the killers of farmers and removal of the Union Minister behind the attack. He also demanded that a case of sedition should be registered against Haryana Chief Minister Khattar for making incendiary and provocative speeches against farmers.

Navjot Singh Sidhu today lodged a strong protest and staged a sit-in outside the Governor's House. He was accompanied by,more than a dozen INC MLAs, Punjab Youth Congress President and other Congress workers. Sidhu staged a sit-in in front of the main gate and raised slogans against the central government. The Chandigarh police reached the spot with its large task force and then called in water cannons. After nearly an hour, the Punjab Congress President was arrested along with his associates.

Sidhu said that farmers were being forced to sacrifice their lives due to the adamant attitude of Modi government. If the government is serious about the welfare of farmers, it should immediately repeal the three agriculture laws and give legal recognition to the desired MSP on crops. Sidhu who has been steadfastly supporting the farmers movement said that BJP is spoiling the atmosphere of the country by oppressing the food-givers of the country.

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