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Bharatpur farmers rally for Yamuna water

Bhartiya Kisan Union and other farmer organisations flagged off a ‘Jan Chetna Rally’ in Bharatpur on Saturday to garner support for their agitation over the demand for Yamuna water from Haryana

jaipur Updated: Jun 09, 2018 21:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Rajasthan News
The rally participants in Bharatpur on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) and other farmer organisations flagged off a ‘Jan Chetna Rally’ in Bharatpur on Saturday to garner support for their agitation over the demand for Yamuna water from Haryana.

The rally was flagged off from Maharaja Surajmal crossing. The participants of the rally, riding motorcycles, will go village to village in Kumher, Deeg, Nagar and Sikri subdivisions of the district to seek support for the agitation.

Earlier, farmers, led by Bhartiya Kisan Union state president Ambabata and youth wing leader Nem Singh, declared to begin the agitation from June end. They gave an ultimatum to the government to provide Yamuna water or face agitation.

“BJP government is ruling in Rajasthan, Haryana and Centre, but the government failed to provide Yamuna water through Gurgaon canal from Haryana,” said Singh.

The state government has ordered to release Yamuna water for Churu, Sikar, Jhunjhunu districts. Now, Bharatpur farmers are also demanding the Yamuna water.

First Published: Jun 09, 2018 21:40 IST