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Farmers’ organizations had announced to contest elections in Chandigarh.
Farmer leaders contesting the Punjab Assembly elections have suffered a major setback. Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta (Dakonda) and BKU (Lakhowal) have refused to contest the elections. He has also refused the support of 22 farmer organizations contesting the elections. At the same time, Balbir Rajewal and Gurnam Chaduni, who formed the organization to contest the elections, will also not be included in the MSP committee. SKM leader Rakesh Tikait has confirmed this.
At the same time, the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) will also take a decision regarding the 22 farmers’ organizations contesting the elections in the meeting of 15 January. These farmer leaders will no longer be a part of the front. However, a final decision will also be taken on whether their union will remain in the movement through another representative.
32 farmer organizations of Punjab were involved in the movement on the Delhi border. Out of these, 22 farmer organizations have formed the United Samaj Morcha. Through which he has announced to contest on 117 seats of Punjab Assembly. At that time these leaders had claimed that they were supported by three unions including the Bharatiya Kisan Union, Dakonda and Lakhhowal. She will come together openly by amending her constitution. However, now these 2 unions have denied this.
Will neither contest elections nor support anyone: BKU Dakonda
Gurdeep Singh Rampura, state vice-president of BKYU Ekta Dakonda said that we will neither contest elections nor give support to anyone. He will continue to get the issues resolved through struggle.
Farmers’ demands will be resolved through struggle: BKU Lakhhowal
BKYU Lakhhowal leader Ajmer Singh Lakhhowal said that his union will neither contest the elections nor will anyone be supported by his side. He said that many demands of the farmers are still pending. In such a situation, political battles can be troublesome in this.
Farmers contesting elections under the leadership of Balbir Rajewal
Farmers in Punjab are contesting the elections on the Delhi border under the leadership of Balbir Rajewal, the big face of the movement. Farmers’ organizations have declared Rajewal as the CM face. Farmers are eyeing 77 seats in urban and semi-urban areas in Punjab. Where the vote bank of farmers is dominant. However, out of 32 already 7 organizations have categorically refused. The three farmer organizations that he was claiming to support have also started shunning. In such a situation, the challenge of farmers for elections may increase.