BKU leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal’s fast unto death enters Day 4
While Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta-Sidhupur) president Jagjit Singh Dallewal continued his fast unto death for fourth day on Tuesday, senior police and civil officers tried to prevail upon the farmer leader to end his fast.
Jaskaran Singh, IG, accompanied by Faridkot SSP Raj Pal Sandhu met Dallewal today and requested him to end his fast as the state government was considering all his demands. The IG said the health of Dallewal was good and he was in high spirits.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan also met Dallewal and enquired about his well-being. Dallewal is on fast since Saturday. BKU (Ekta-Sidhupur) is staging dharnas in Amritsar, Mansa, Patiala, Faridkot and Bathinda urging the state government to fulfil their demands.
Dallewal is sitting on a fast unto death on Amritsar-Bathinda National Highway at Faridkot. Farmer union demands include increased compensation for land acquired for national highway projects, compensation for crop damage due to inclement weather, cancellation of cases against farmers and bonus for wheat yield loss.