Ruchika M Khanna
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, December 25
As many as 22 farmer unions of Punjab, which had been a part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) that led the battle in opposition to the three central farm legal guidelines, have joined fingers to kind the Samyukt Samaj Morcha (SSM) to contest the upcoming Meeting elections.
The morcha leaders met right here immediately and after a gathering, which lasted a number of hours, introduced their determination to contest the elections on all 117 Meeting segments beneath the management of BKU (Rajewal) president Balbir Singh Rajewal.
Although the leaders claimed they might not be part of fingers with some other occasion, sources amongst the farmer leaders in addition to the Aam Aadmi Celebration confirmed to The Press Reporter an alliance is within the works. A gathering of some distinguished leaders of the SSM and a distinguished Delhi-based AAP chief was held late final night time. Sources say a typical minimal programme is being labored out between the 2 sides, earlier than the alliance is formally introduced.
By the way, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal was in Punjab immediately. Unconfirmed reviews counsel a gathering between high leaders of the newly shaped morcha and the AAP high brass was anticipated shortly. Prem Singh Bhangu of the All-India Kisan Federation advised The Press Reporter: “Our agenda is that the vote in opposition to Congress, SAD and BJP shouldn’t be divided, however consolidated.”
In the meantime, of the 22 unions that claimed to be a part of the alliance, leaders of solely 19 unions had been current immediately’s assembly. Three unions that the SSM claimed to be occasion to the choice — BKU (Dakaunda), BKU (Lakhowal) and BKU (Main Punawal) — weren’t current on the assembly.
Jagmohan Singh Patiala, common secretary, BKU (Dakaunda), mentioned although their union wouldn’t contest the election, they might not oppose leaders who’re taking the political plunge. He mentioned a gathering of their union was slated for December 27 to debate the problem.
Harmeet Singh Qadian, common secretary, BKU (Qadian), mentioned the SKM was shaped to get the three central farm legal guidelines repealed. “After these had been repealed, there was overwhelming public stress to throw our hat within the political area and supply folks another political platform that might cope with points corresponding to drug trafficking, unlawful mining, and so on. Thus we’ve launched the SSM,” he mentioned, including they might characterize each part of society.
Rajewal mentioned he would urge like-minded folks to return collectively for a brighter way forward for Punjab. “We urge you to half your methods with events which have looted the state and its folks,” he added.
Of the 32 unions a part of the SKM, 9 — Krantikari Kisan Union (Dr Darshan Pal), BKU Krantikari (Surjit Phool), BKU Sidhupur (Jagjit Dallewal), Azad Kisan Committee Doaba (Harpal Sangha), Jai Kisan Andolan (Gurbakhsh Barnala), Dasuha Ganna Sangharsh Committee (Sukhpal Daffar), Kisan Sangharsh Committee Punjab (Inderjit Kotbudha), Lok Bhalai Insaaf Welfare Society (Baldev Sirsa) and Kirti Kisan Union Punjab (Hardev Sandhu) — have refused to be a part of the political entrance.
3 unions skip meet
Of the 22 unions which have shaped the political outfit, leaders of solely 19 attended Saturday’s assembly. Three unions that the SSM claimed to be occasion to the choice — BKU (Dakaunda), BKU (Lakhowal) and BKU (Main Punawal) — weren’t current. Of the 32 unions a part of the SKM, 9 have already refused to be a part of the political entrance, whereas there isn’t a readability on the tenth.