The BJP Kisan Morcha will organise a Rail Roko agitation in eight states of the country on April 3 to impress upon the UPA government to ensure implementation of the recommendations of the MS Swaminathan Committee and provide Rs 500 bonus per quintal on wheat.
This was stated by BJP Kisan Morcha national president Om Prakash Dhankad at a press conference here today. Dhankad said the one-day rail blockade would be held in eight wheat producing states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttakhand.
This he said would be a symbolic protest and would serve as a warning to the UPA government to accept the demands of the farming community.
If the government failed to accept these demands a Kisan Sansad (Parliament of Farmers) would be convened in New Delhi in May parallel to the proceedings in the Parliament session. The leaders of various farmers organisations from all over the country would be invited in the Kisan Sansad to discuss their problems and damands he said.
A blueprint for a larger agitation of farmers would also be prepared in this congregation, he added.
During the Rail Roko agitation on April three rail traffic in Punjab would be blocked at Amritsar, Bathinda, Sangrur and Sahnewal while in Haryana it would be stopped in Ambala, Panipat, Bhiwani, Faridabad and Tohana, Dhankad said.