Farm unions to oppose BJP in UP, Uttarakhand : The Tribune India

Farm unions to oppose BJP in UP, Uttarakhand : The Tribune India

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Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Sonepat, May 21

Riding high after the Assembly poll results in West Bengal, the protesting farmer unions have decided to oppose the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, where the Assembly elections are scheduled to be held next year.

Farm leaders, during a meeting at the Kisan andolan office on Thursday, discussed a strategy for the same. Earlier, the SKM had held scores of rallies against the BJP in the poll-bound states of West Bengal and Assam.

Kulwinder Singh Sandhu, general secretary of the Jamhuri Kisan Sabha, said that the Assembly elections were scheduled to be held in UP, Uttarakhand and Punjab in 2022.

Thousands of farmers were protesting at the Delhi borders in support of their genuine demands, but the Central Government had refused to budge, he alleged.

“Farmers have decided to launch a campaign against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand while the atmosphere in Punjab is already in favour of farmers,” he added.

Harender Singh Lakhowal, general secretary of the BKU (Lakhowal), said farmer unions would hold rallies in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarkhand.

He said the decision had been taken at a meeting of 32 farmer unions from Punjab, but it would be finalised at the meeting of the SKM.

Meanwhile, the SKM’s meeting at Singhu, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed.

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