Ambala, June 6
Haryana Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni on Sunday mentioned like West Bengal, the “anti-farmer BJP” will likely be defeated in Uttar Pradesh too, the place meeting polls are due subsequent 12 months.
Chadauni claimed “hatred” in direction of the BJP has grown amongst folks over the previous six months as farmers’ considerations in regards to the three farm legal guidelines haven’t been addressed by the celebration’s authorities on the Centre.
The BKU chief, who led a farmers’ march from Ambala to Delhi’s Singhu border, was chatting with reporters right here.
Numerous farmers in vehicles, vans and a few on two-wheelers gathered on the Shambhu border close to Ambala metropolis earlier than leaving for Delhi.
“Like they (BJP) have been stopped from coming to energy in West Bengal, it’s now going to be ‘Mission UP’ and the BJP’s defeat will likely be ensured,” he mentioned.
Final month, the Trinamool Congress romped dwelling in West Bengal, pocketing 213 of the 292 meeting seats that went to polls.
Although the BJP did not dislodge West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from energy, it improved its tally to 77 seats from a measly three within the 2016 state meeting polls.
In the course of the previous six months, Chaduni claimed, “the hatred in direction of the BJP has additional grown among the many lots”. With the farmers’ demand for the repeal of the farm legal guidelines not being addressed, the celebration’s “insensitive face has come to the fore”.
He mentioned farmers had held ‘mahapanchayats’ in West Bengal and different states that went to polls earlier this 12 months. Now it’ll be “Mission UP”.
Chaduni claimed 2,500 to three,000 autos from Ambala took half in Sunday’s march. Within the coming days, extra farmers from different components of Haryana will head to Delhi borders, the place peasants have been tenting since November final 12 months to demand the repeal of the contentious agricultural legal guidelines.
“This motion goes robust. The federal government is mistaken if it thinks that the agitation has weakened,” he mentioned.
BKU’s Ambala district unit president Malkit Singh mentioned there’s widespread resentment amongst farmers towards the Centre over its refusal to withdraw the farm legal guidelines.
The agitating farmers have been demanding that the Farmers’ Produce Commerce and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Farmers’ (Empowerment and Safety) Settlement on Value Assurance and Farm Providers Act, 2020; and the Important Commodities (Modification) Act, 2020 be rolled again and a brand new legislation made to ensure minimal help worth for his or her crops.
The federal government has maintained the legal guidelines are pro-farmer and can usher in new know-how in farming.
A number of rounds of talks between the farmers and the federal government have failed to interrupt the impasse over these contentious legal guidelines.
The federal government final held talks with farmer leaders on January 22. The talks between the 2 sides got here to a halt after a January 26 tractor parade by farmers in Delhi turned violent. — PTI