Farmers’ outfit opposes BJD’s Jana Sampark Padyatra

Kujang: Members of the Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) opposed the BJD’s Jana Sampark Padyatra at Ghodamara in Kujang of Jagatsinghpur district on Sunday.

While BJD leaders including MLA Debasish Samantaray, MP Kulamani Samal and another party legislator Prashant Muduli were on their way to attend the padyatra programme at Fatepur in Kujang, some members of the farmer outfit blocked the road and submitted a memorandum to the leaders.

Besides, the farmers’ body threatened not to allow any politician to villages if the government does not consider their demands by November 30.

“If farmers are prevented to hold a rally in Bhubaneswar, leaders will not be allowed to enter villages. The State government should fulfil the demands by November 30, failing which we will intensify our agitation,” said Bishnu Charan Swain, coordinator of the farmers’ body.

In his reaction, BJD MLA, Debashis Samantray said, “As the CM considers the demands of people from different walks of life, I am hopeful that he will look into the demands of farmers as well.”