Bhartiya Kisan Union threatens to hold protest for cane dues in UP

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Muzaffarnagar, Jan 19: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has threatened to start state-wide protest for clearing of cane dues and demanding upward revision of their prices even as its members today gheraoed the collectorate here for the eleventh day.

BKU National Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait last evening threatened to start state-wide agitation by blocking national highways from February 1 if their demands to clear the previous years' pending cane dues are not accepted.

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He said that the minimum price for sugarcanes announced by the UP government was not acceptable to the farmers as it favoured sugar-mill owners and demanded it to be revised.

The protesters last evening locked down the treasury office in collectorate as part of their protest against the state government.

Meanwhile, security has been tightened at the collectorate and additional police force has been deployed in the area.

PTI

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