Cong leader Jakhar does ‘virodhasana’ to highlight water woes in Abohar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Abohar (Fazilka)
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2016 17:42 IST
Abohar farmers led by Sunil Jakhar perform ‘virodhasana’ on Yoga Day to protest against non-availability of irrigation water. Jakhar also told Akalis to take a tough stand and not to bow to Prime Minister Modi’s anti Punjab policy on SYL issue. (HT Photo)

On the second day of the protest against the non-availability of water for agricultural purposes in Abohar, Fazilka and Balluana, Abohar MLA and Punjab Congress vice president Sunil Jakhar along with farmers performed ‘virodhasana (protest posture) to mark the International Yoga Day.

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Slamming the state government, farmers from theses three assembly segments raised slogans against the state government for not providing irrigation water through canals. The protesters also raised slogans against the central government on Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) link canal issue.

Addressing the protestors, Jakhar criticised Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal for misusing the entire state resources for their political gains.

He said that the entire state machinery was busy in organising programmes for the yoga day for past so many days without caring for the farmers. He said that water works systems of all villages have collapsed.

He said state government only talks about the crop diversification. but did not even provide the basic facilities required for agricultural purposes.

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