Protests turn to politics Farmers to fight BJP in poll bound
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NEW DELHI: In a political flip within the farmers’ protest, unions agitating for repeal of the three farm legal guidelines on Tuesday stated their leaders would go to poll-bound states and search votes in favour of events contesting towards the BJP.
The umbrella physique of the unions, Sanyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), additionally determined to launch “MSP Dilao Abhiyan” (get us MSP marketing campaign) throughout the nation – an try and widen their help base past Punjab, Haryana and western UP.
The marketing campaign on authorized assure to buy at minimal help value (MSP) might be initiated within the south Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana earlier than being fanned out to different states.
“We will send our teams to poll-bound states such as West Bengal and Kerala. We will not support any political party but appeal to people to vote for the candidates who can defeat the BJP due to the Modi government’s attitude towards farmers,” stated Balbir Singh Rajewal of BKU (Rajewal).
Elaborating on it, Yogendra Yadav of Swaraj India stated, “We will appeal to people to punish this party (BJP) and its allies who brought anti-farmer laws. This programme will begin in Kolkata on March 12 with a public meeting.”
Though the SKM’s representatives can even go to poll-bound Tamil Nadu and Assam, its focus is learnt to be on West Bengal and Kerala the place it could get traction with the assistance of cadre of left parties-linked All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) which has a large presence in each the states.
After holding a common physique assembly of its constituents at Singhu Border, the SKM additionally introduced its sequence of protests plan until March 15, starting a five-hour (11am to 4pm) blockade of KMP Expressway, connecting numerous protest websites, on March 6 after completion of 100 days of their agitation at Delhi’s borders.
Toll plazas can even be freed up from gathering toll charges throughout the blockade. “In rest of India, the day will be marked by flying black flags on houses and offices to signify support to the movement, and to protest against the government,” stated Darshan Pal, chief of the SKM.
On March eight, the Morcha will mark the day as ‘Mahila Kisan Diwas’, coinciding it with the International Women’s Day. “All SKM protest sites across the country will witness greater participation of women on that day, and it will be women who will manage the stages and will be speakers,” stated the SKM in a press release.
The SKM will on March 15 be part of arms with 10 main central commerce unions who might be marking the day as “anti-privatisation” day.
Yadav stated, “It was decided in-principle that farmers and labourers will fight this battle together. We will take to streets across the country against privatisation and corporatization on March 15.”

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