The agitating farmers’ bodies on Tuesday decided to forcefully campaign against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the four states and one Union Territory which are going to poll this summer.
This decision was taken at a meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha held at Singhu border.
Making this announcement to the media one of their leaders, Dalbir Singh Rajewal, said that the farmers’ bodies would not be supporting any particular party. Instead, they would lend support to any particular party or alliance which is in position to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party. He said that teams of leaders of the farmers’ unions would be going to all these four states and one Union Territory.
The leader of Swaraj India, Yogendra Yadav, told media-persons that three Union ministers from Haryana would not be allowed to enter their village. He said that on March 6 that is on the completion of the 100 days of agitation, farmers would be staging road-blockade between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM at various places on KMP (135 km long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway).
He said that on March 15 employees and workers across India would be taking to streets in protest against the corporatization and privatization, which the government is undertaking.
Political analysts are of the view that farmers unions’ decision to work against the BJP in the coming election is likely to have impact on the coming election in these places. Farmers of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal have already expressed their strong opposition to the three farm laws. Though they are too far away from Delhi yet in their own respective states they have been actively participating in farmers’ agitation.