Tuesday, farmer representatives will meet with the Punjab governor to discuss their demands, as the three-day protest, led by Samyukta Kisan Morcha, entered its second day on Monday. A large number of farmers gathered on Sunday at the border between Mohali and Chandigarh to put pressure on the Centre to grant their requests, which included a legal guarantee of the minimum support price (MSP).
Farmers want debt forgiveness, pensions, and jobs and compensation for any family members of farmers who passed away during the 2020–21 protests against the now-repeated farm legislation. They also want the proceedings against them to be dropped.
Under the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), numerous farmer unions are gathered.
Leader of the farmers, Harmeet Singh Kadian, told the journalists present that their leaders will meet with the governor on Tuesday.
“We will give our memorandum to the governor on Tuesday at 11 am,” Kadian stated.
Farmer leaders went on to say that Tuesday is when the SKM will decide on its next line of action.
The SKM-affiliated Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan), BKU (Lakhowal), and BKU (Dakunda) are among the farmers’ organisations taking part in the demonstration.
Due to the demonstration, extensive security measures were put in place, and on several highways, traffic was rerouted.
Farmers from Haryana also congregated at Panchkula’s Sector 5, where a sizable police presence was present.
On Sunday, farmers from various regions of Punjab gathered at the Mohali-Chandigarh border, close to Phase-11 in Mohali.
For the three-day protest, they arrived in cars, tractors and other vehicles bearing supplies including cooking gas, cylinders, beds, rations and utensils.
Leaders of the farmers are addressing the demonstrators from a stage and tents they have set up in the centre of the road.
Along the Mohali-Chandigarh border, the Punjab and Chandigarh Police have stepped up security by erecting barricades and setting up water cannons.
Traffic advisories have already been issued by the Chandigarh and Mohali police.