Farmers fail to gherao Assembly, arrested

6/02/2019 at 5:37 PM

Bhubaneswar: Police again today foiled the attempt farmers to gherao the Assembly and arrested them near the Bhubaneswar railway station.

The farmers under the banner of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan though arrived at railway station but could not come out of the station as police gheraoed them inside the station.

The farmers are demanding price, pension and prestige for them.

The Sangathan had planned to block the National Highways and other connecting roads to Bhubaneswar. However, police forces deployed at entry points to Bhubaneswar defused the plans. Later, farmers boarded trains and reached the Bhubaneswar station in a large numbers to gherao Assembly to press their demands.

However, police did not allow them to take out a rally and confined them inside the station. Later, police arrested them en masse.

The Sangathan is demanding security allowance of Rs 5000 per month for nearly 36 lakh farmers of the State with an annual budget allocation of Rs 21,600 crore.


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