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Farmers in Punjab on Monday staged protests across the state demanding waiver of farm loans and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report for fixing minimum support price for produce.

Activists of seven farmer outfits, including Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan), BKU (Dakunda), Krantikari Kisan Union, and Kisan Sangharsh Committee, staged dharnas at all district headquarters.

The protestors were joined by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP workers, with SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal leading demonstrations at Ludhiana.Besides debt relief, the two parties also protested on issues like farmer suicides and “mining mafia”, and demanded the sacking of cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who is facing allegations of impropriety in sand mining contracts.

“All seven farmer organisations held dharnas outside the offices of all the deputy commissioners in the state in support of our demands,” said BKU (Ugrahan) secretary general Sukhdev Singh.

“We want the state government to announce debt waiver as soon as possible,” he said, adding that the government should take steps to make farming profitable for growers.
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