BKU's 'Jail Bharo Andolan' hits traffic on Rohtak-Jind road

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2015 20:45 IST

Continuing the 'Jail Bharo Andolan' that was kickstarted from Kurukshetra on March 5, the district Bharatiya Kisan Union blocked the Rohtak-Jind road for about four hours pressing for their demands.

Satyawan Narwal, the BKU district division president, who led the agitation on Sunday said that over 40 farmers courted arrests in presence of administrative officials.

Voicing his anger against the ruling regime, Narwal said, "The demand of MS Swaminathan commission report is mentioned in the poll manifesto of BJP party, but instead of implementing it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is backtracking on the promise citing resource crunch as the excuse."

The farmer leader said that it was an irony of sorts, as Modi was not implementing the recommendations citing their impact on the market although trader bodies were not raising any concerns about it.

The traffic on the Rohtak-Jind highway near Titoli village was diverted by the police to avoid any inconvenience to commuters.

The protesters kept hurling slogans against state and centre BJP governments and demanded rollback of the amended land acquisition policy.

The farmers of Titoli and Khidwali villages who have been opposing land acquisition for the proposed rail bypass of the district, also joined the protest to echo their sentiments.

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