Punjab Assembly elections: Chandigarh: About 22 farmers ‘unions, which were part of the Joint Farmers’ Front and had taken part in a year-long protest against three controversial laws, have now joined a political unit to contest the Punjab Assembly elections. The societies have come together to form a front. BS Rajewal will lead the farmers’ political front in Punjab. Three agricultural organizations, including the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Dakonda) and Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhuwal), will soon decide whether to join the party or not. He will contest from all 117 seats. Farmer leaders confirmed this on Saturday.
The year-long protests against the agricultural laws and finally the announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the laws set the stage for the farmers ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections. It is being speculated that the farmers’ associations may demand an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party in their major decision to contest this important election. Farmer leaders said any such alliance would be announced later.
Out of 32 farmers ‘organizations, 22 farmers’ organizations have decided to go to the
polls. Participated in the demonstration. Farmer leader Harmeet Singh Qadian said that Joint Samaj Morcha has been formed in Punjab to contest the Assembly elections to be held early next year.
Many farmers ‘associations have decided to stay away from electoral politics. On the
other hand, many farmers’ unions, which were part of the Sanikat Kisan Morcha organization, have decided to stay away from electoral politics. Kirti Kisan Association, Kranti Kisan Association, BKU Krantikari, Doaba Sangharsh Samiti, BKU Sadhupur, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti and J Kisan Andolan are against entering the election field. The SKM banner is unlikely to be used for electioneering.