Instead of blocking tracks, the farmers have now decided to gherao all state ministers, ruling party MLAs, other party leaders at all the district headquarters on October 22.

"We have decided to call off our 'Rail Roko' agitation. We will lift our blockade at different places in the state at 2 pm," BKU Ekta (Dakunda) General Secretary Jagmohan Singh said.

However, he said their agitation against the SAD-BJP led state government would continue for non-acceptance of all of their demands including higher compensation for cotton crop loss.

"Our agitation will continue. We will now change the format of our agitation. We have decided to gherao all the state ministers, ruling party MLAs, other party leaders at all the district headquarters on October 22. We will also show black flags to ministers, ruling party leaders at village level regularly," Singh further said.
    
Agitating farmers arrived at the decision after holding their core committee meeting which continued till late night at Kisan Bhawan here. The farmers agitation, which began on October 7, paralysed rail movement in Punjab as over 1,100 trains were affected because of protest in Ambala and Ferozepur divisions of railways, causing inconvenience to passengers and heavy loss to financial loss to railway authorities.

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