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BKU-Chaduni asks farmers to make passage on toll plazas free for 3 hours today

PTI | | Updated on: Apr 09, 2022
A file photo of BKU (Chaduni) leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni .

A file photo of BKU (Chaduni) leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni . | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA

Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni, on Friday, asked the farmers to make passage of vehicles through various toll points free for three hours across the state on Saturday over various demands of the peasants.

In a video message on Friday evening, he appealed to the farmers to gather at toll points and make passage of vehicles through the toll plazas free for three hours from 10 AM to 1 PM, he said. Chaduni said a memorandum regarding the farmers’ demands, which include ₹500 per quintal bonus on wheat purchase, will be given to the government officials concerned at the toll points.

"We have to give a memorandum demanding ₹500 per quintal to the farmers on their wheat purchase. These memorandums have to be given to the government officials at toll points," Chaduni said in his message to the farmers. He said the memorandum for bonus on wheat will be addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while the toll plazas-related memorandums will be addressed to the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari.

During the farmers’ agitation against now repealed agriculture laws, toll collection at most points had remained suspended for nearly a year in Haryana as the protesters had camped at the toll booths.

Chaduni said the farmers will not be blocking any road during the call and he will also like to appeal to the toll plaza officials to cooperate with the peasants and make the toll free for three hours themselves. Some of the other demands include free passage for the vehicles of those living within the 15-km radius of the toll plazas, and local recruitment of staff for the toll plazas.

Published on April 09, 2022
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