West Bengal election: Farmers’ agitation played a key role in BJP’s defeat

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, May 2

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee leaders claimed that farmers’ agitation at Delhi played a vital role in the defeat of BJP in West Bengal.

Reacting on the results of the assembly elections of five states, Sawaran Singh Pandher, general secretary of the committee said we called the farmers and labourers of the country to oppose the BJP as the three farm laws would hand over the agrarian sector to corporate houses. We wanted a minimum support price for all crops in the country. The people of West Bengal gave verdict against the Centre’s anti-farmer policies. We congratulate the people for this achievement.

They said the BJP should learn a lesson from West Bengal and address the issues of farmers. “A large number of farmers will join the agitation in Delhi on May 5. Hundreds of tractor-trailers will leave for Delhi from Beas. We are deeply concerned by the alarming rise of Covid cases but the government can avoid the gathering of farmers by repealing the agri laws,” Pandher said.

Chhina hails BJP’s victory in Assam, Puducherry

Senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina on Sunday hailed party’s landslide victory in Assam and Puducherry and ‘good performance’ in West Bengal. He said of the total five states that went to poll, the party showed a major presence in three as it retained power in Assam and registered victory in Puducherry.

While congratulating the PM, Home Minister and party’s national president, he said the party had just three MLAs in West Bengal and party’s voters’ mass base has increased manifold. “The party’s leadership and the Centre’s pro-poor and reformatory measures have elicited a positive response,” he said.

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