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Farmer unions call off proposed protest against Punjab govt after 'most of the demands' accepted

BY ANI, Aug 3, 2022 3:48 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Jagjit Singh Dallewal, BKU Sidhupur (Photo : ANI)

The farmer unions on Tuesday called off their proposed protest against the Punjab government after meeting Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann who accepted "most of the demands".

The decision was taken after a meeting with the Chief Minister at the Punjab Bhawan.

Notably, several farmer organisations including Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur) had announced to protest against the Mann government on many issues which included the non-payment of sugarcane dues.

Speaking to the reporters here, Mann said that all pending dues of sugarcane will be cleared by the state government by September 7. The Chief Minister announced that his government has decided to cancel the FIRs registered against farmers for stubble burning and agitation.

"A compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of farmers who had died during the course of the agitation will be given by August 5," Mann said.

Meanwhile, speaking to ANI, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, BKU Sidhupur said, "Most of our demands have been accepted. We have temporarily suspended our protest. We have been assured that the arrears will be cleared by September 7. Our next meeting will be on September 7".

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