Farmers under the banner of Bharti Kisan Union (Dakaunda) will begin their five-day dharna outside the DC office in Barnala on Monday.
“Our main focus is to free farmers from debt so that suicide cases come down. Farmers, who will protest come from across the state. We have made adequate sleep and cooking arrangements for the protest,” said Manjit Singh Dhaner, a state leader.
Once this is over, district level dharnas will be launched across the state from May 24 and will continue till May 28. The second leg of the agitation is being organised by BKU (Ugrahan).
Farmer unions have called for these dharnas after a farmer Baljeet Singh and his mother Balvir Kaur committed suicide in front of the police and district administration in Barnala’s Cheema Jodhpur village when the team had gone to evict the farmer’s house and farm land.