CHANDIGARH: A day forward of their protest towards non-payment of aid to the flood-affected folks, farmer leaders of 16 unions led by the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee had been detained on Monday in Punjab.

The leaders have been recognized as Sarvan Singh Pandher, state president of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee; Baldeep Singh of the BKU (Krantikari); Kanwardilip Singh of the Kanwardilip Singh; Chamkaur Singh and Borh Singh, each of the of BKU (Behramke).

The farmer unions have given a name of protest in Chandigarh from August 22.

These unions usually are not aligned with the Samyukt Kisan Morcha.

On Sunday negotiations between the federal government and farmers led by Pandher reportedly failed. Later, the farmer leaders met Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit right here who assured them that he would ask officers of each Punjab and Haryana to listen to their grievances.

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