Badal said this while presiding over a meeting with the representatives of coordination committee of 18 farmer and farm labour unions here this evening. He termed as 'very unfortunate' and 'agonizing' the inconvenience caused to various section of people particularly women, children, students, patients, elderly people and traders due to rail blockade.

Reiterating Akali-BJP government's resolve to accept every genuine demand of the farmers, the Chief Minister appealed the union leaders to lift the rail blockade which was causing huge harassment to general public besides causing a whopping economic loss to the nation.

He said the state government had already taken several steps for safeguarding the interests of farmers and would leave no stone unturned to bail out the distressed farmers.

Badal also said that he was ever ready to resolve any issue related to agriculture, being a farmer, through a mutual dialogue. He said none except him could better under their problems and concerns with regard to agriculture, as he was well versed with them at grass-root level with over 60 years of experience in public life as well as a practicing farmer.

The Chief Minister gave a patient hearing to the union leaders and said issues or demands they have put forth before him and which were within the jurisdiction of the state government would be amicably resolved.

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