Price rise: Farmers hold protest
Amritsar, July 7
Activists of 17 farmer organisations held a joint protest against the policies of the government outside the SDM’s office here today.
Holding placards, the agitating farmers raised slogans against the Central and state governments for their failure in controlling spiraling inflation. They said hike in the prices of petrol and other products would result in increase in the prices of essential commodities. President of the Kissan Sangarsh Committee Satnam Singh Pannu said capitalist policies of World Bank and International Monetary Fund were being implemented in the country. As a result, the Congress-led UPA government had hiked fuel prices thrice in the past one year.
The organisations which took part include the BKU (Ugrahan), Kirti Kissan Union, Kissan Sangarsh Committee, Jamhoori Kissan Sabha, Punjab Kissan Union, Bharti Kissan Union (Krantikari), Kirti Kissan Sabha, Vikas Front, Khet Mazdoor Union, Pendu Mazdoor Union, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha and Mazdoor Mukti Morcha.