Farmer unions announce political party
22 farmers’ unions launch a political party, to run for all seats
As much as 22 Punjab farmers unions were formed ‘Samyukt Samaj Morcha‘to challenge the next one Punjab Assembly polls. All 22 unions were part of Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to protest against three disputed agricultural laws.
The party will contest on all 117 seats in the Punjab and they announced Balbir Singh Rajewal like the face of the chief minister. Rajewal clarified that they have no s no alliance with any political party, not even the AAP. However, Rajewal has not ruled out any future possibilities.
Rajewal told media here they are doing so at the behest of the public. “Some unions are against but will not oppose it,” he said.
Rajewal further added, “The inhabitants of the villages and towns were agitated because they thought that the functioning of the dominant parties was not clean and transparent. Corruption has swallowed them up. “This is why we have now decided to take the electoral plunge and give clean and transparent government to the people of Punjab.
Ten other state-owned unions belonging to Samyukt Kisan Morcha have refuse be part of the political front. They understood the Union Krantikari Kisan (Darshan Pal), the BKU Krantikari (Surjit Phool) and the BKU Sidhupur (Jagjit Dallewal). They spoke out clearly against contesting the elections and said the farmers’ struggle is still a long way to go as the fight was only postponed after the Union government repealed all three farm laws. .
Responding to the announcement of the political front, the peasant leader Friend of Darshan said: “Most of the demands from farmers like the MSP (Minimum Support Price) have not yet been accepted. By launching the political front, the farmers’ movement could be weakened.
He said the SKM was formed for a more important goal and he suggested that farm leaders should not do an injustice to farmers by entering politics.
“Each union has the right to do its own decisions. We have won the trust of farmers across the country and will not go into politics, ”Pal added.
Earlier this month, the president of BKU (Haryana) Gurnam Singh Chaduni announced its political formation, the Samyukta Sangharsh party, claiming that the party will fight in the upcoming elections in Punjab.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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