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Swaminathan report: Dahiya khap holds meeting, to call mahapanchayat on Mar 29

punjab Updated: Mar 13, 2015 08:40 IST
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The Dahiya khap has decided to call an all-khap mahapanchayat on March 29, with a view to intensifying its fight for implementation of the Swaminathan commission report, which had recommended for remunerative prices for crops.

The decision to call a mahapanchayat was taken in the khap meeting at Kharkhauda village in Sonepat district on Thursday.

Surender Dahiya, head of the Dahiya khap, said that their khap had always led from the front while fighting for farmers' issues in the past and given the plight of peasantry nowadays, it had decided do so again.

"The BJP got the support of farmers in the Lok Sabha elections as it had promised to ensure remunerative prices of crops as recommended in the Swaminathan Commission report. Shockingly, it is now dragging its feet on the issue, which is intolerable," said Dahiya while interacting with mediapersons.

Sharing the decisions taken on Thursday by the Dahiya khap, Ranjit Nahari, secretary of the khap, said that a delegation of farmers would hand over a demand charter to Sonepat deputy commissioner on March 16. Besides the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report, it would also demand rollback of the amended land bill.

"The all-khap, all-caste mahapanchayat can take any decision against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. It would also call upon the Bharatiya Janta Party government in Haryana to support the farmers' cause," he added.


Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) activists of Rohtak unit blocked Rohtak-Panipat road near Brahmanwas village for about an hour on Thursday to press for their demand for implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report.

BKU leader Rajbir Hooda said, "Thursday's road blockade for about an hour was a trailer and in future, we may resort to blockade of trains and roads simultaneously, our demands were not met".