Farmer in Karnal: A state-level bjp meeting was held in Karnal on Saturday to prepare for the body and panchayat elections. The meeting was attended by six BJP MPs, six Rajya Sabha MPs, 12 MLAs, former MLAs, and candidates who have contested Lok Sabha and assembly elections along with CM Manohar Lal. Meanwhile, farmers protesting against the CM’s arrival blocked the Bastada toll plaza. The police then resorted to lathicharge on the farmers. On the other hand, farmers blocked roads and toll slots at several places across the state as soon as the lathicharge was reported to their colleagues. Meanwhile, farmers blocked Chandi mandir toll plaza on Kalka Shimla Highway at around 3.15 pm to protest against lathicharge on farmers. Farmers are only giving way to ambulances and Army vehicles.
On Friday evening, farmer leaders had made the video viral and announced to oppose the bjp leaders and the meeting. Security has since been tightened in Karnal. All rural routes have been sealed. The farmers could not reach the railway road and blocked the Bastada toll plaza on NATIONAL HIGHWAY 44. Police then resorted to lathicharge at around 12.15 pm in which some farmers were injured.
Earlier, bjp state president Om Prakash Dhankhar, who was attending the meeting, was opposed by farmers at Bastada toll plaza. The farmers raised slogans and displayed black flags and pelted sticks on the train. Dhankhar was coming from Panipat at around 10.30 am to participate in the Karnal program. Police again resorted to lathicharge at Bastada toll in the afternoon. The farmers then blocked and demonstrated at Jind Chowk in Rising, Jalmana, and Asandh besides Bastada toll plaza.
Farmer Protest in Karnal Video: Lathicharge on Farmers Where Farmers against BJP Meeting in Karnal (Video Source: Amar Ujala on Lathi Charge on Kisan)
On the other hand, Bhakiu (Chadhuni) National President Gurnam Singh Chadhuni has released a video protesting against the lathicharge at Bastada toll plaza in Karnal and called upon all farmers to block toll and roads in their area. He said the farmers have been severely beaten up. This is police and government hooliganism. The Government has come down to cruelty. Farmers should also jam in Haryana and adjoining States. He has also called upon the people and police not to quarrel. In Karnal, angry farmers blocked Fatehabad-Chandigarh road following lathicharge on farmers. The farmers have sat on the highway near village Dhani Gopal.
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