A gangster-turned-activist from Punjab who’s on the run after he was named in a case linked to the violence in Delhi throughout a tractor rally by farmers final month has now known as a rally in Bathinda.
Lakhbir Singh, also referred to as Lakha Sidhana, is needed by the Delhi Police for allegedly instigating protesters to show violent throughout the tractor rally on January 26, Republic Day. A whole lot of protesters had clashed with the police in and round Delhi then, together with the Purple Fort.
In a video posted on Fb on Friday, Lakhbir Singh requested individuals to show up in giant numbers to assist farmers on February 23 in Bathinda’s Mehraj, the ancestral village of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The Delhi Police has introduced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for any info on the whereabouts of Lakhbir Singh.
“Now we have been agitating for the final seven months. Now, this protest is at its peak and on this connection, we’re holding an enormous programme in village Mehraj in district Bathinda on February 23,” Lakhbir Singh mentioned within the video.
Lakhbir Singh faces at the very least 10 felony instances, together with land-grab and homicide, in Punjab. He had been out and in of jail a number of occasions.
Village Mehraj is part of Rampura Phul meeting phase, from the place Lakhbir Singh unsuccessfully contested the state election as a candidate of the Folks’s Occasion of Punjab in 2012. This celebration was fashioned by state finance minister and Bathinda MLA Manpreet Singh Badal and later merged with the Congress.
The tractor rally by farmers on January 26 was allowed by the Delhi Police after negotiating with the farmers to comply with sure routes. Nonetheless, on the day of the rally, a big group of protesters deviated from the deliberate route and finally clashed with the police. Over 300 police personnel have been amongst these injured, together with protesting farmers.
The farmers have dug in alongside the Delhi-Haryana border for over two months, demanding the federal government to withdraw three new farm legal guidelines which they declare will threaten minimal value assure and permit firms to manage the farm sector.
The federal government has mentioned it’s keen to debate the legal guidelines clause by clause and the reforms in reality take away middlemen from the farm-to-market course of. It has mentioned the legal guidelines by no means diminish minimal assist value or MSP. The farmers have, nonetheless, mentioned they need nothing lower than full withdrawal of the legal guidelines.