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After differences with Gurnam Singh Charuni, farmers float outfit

Farm activists have floated a new union ‘Bhartiya Kisan Union (Shaheed Bhagat Singh) today and appointed Amarjeet Singh Mohri as the state president

After differences with Gurnam Singh Charuni, farmers float outfit

Farmers during a kisan mahapanchayat at Mardon Sahib Gurdwara in Ambala on Saturday.



Tribune News Service

Ambala, February 5

Farm activists have floated a new union ‘Bhartiya Kisan Union (Shaheed Bhagat Singh) today and appointed Amarjeet Singh Mohri as the state president.

Unhappy with the call of “Mission Punjab” given by Gurnam Singh Charuni, several activists and office-bearers had quit the union, following which Charuni also had to rejig his union in Ambala last month.

A kisan mahapanchayat was held at Mardon Sahib Gurdwara in Ambala to decide the future course of action today. The farm leaders said to continue farmers’ struggle and create their identity they have to form a new outfit as their ideology was not matching with that of Charuni.

Mohri said: “Farmers were not happy with the move of contesting elections. We tried to persuade them but to no avail, so we decided to part our ways. Today, we have floated a new union and it will remain apolitical. It will motivate the youth and educated people to join them and fight for the welfare of farmers. We want to change the style of protest. We want the educated people to join the union so that farmers’ issues could be raised in an effective manner, instead of just focusing on blocking roads and having arguments with politicians.”

“The union will make the government fulfil its poll promises. Soon we will expand our union in other districts for which a campaign will be run. People from other unions are also joining us,” he added.

The new outfit has appointed Gurmit Singh as Ambala district president, Lakhvinder Kaur women wing president, Rinku Matheri state president Mazdoor union, Sukhvinder Singh Jalbera Block-I president, Manjeet Singh Block-II president, and Sukhvinder Kaur president women wing Ambala Block-1. Besides, Tejveer Singh has been appointed as in-charge Panchkula, Sukvinder Singh Jalbera in-charge Yamunanagar, and Jai Singh has been appointed as in-charge Kurukshetra district.

Meanwhile, Rakesh Bains spokesman BKU (Charuni) said: “There can be a difference in the ideology but the motive is same. Both the unions will continue to raise farmers’ issues and we will congratulate the new outfit.”

Say no to polls

  • Amarjeet Mohri, president, BKU (Shaheed Bhagat Singh), says farmers were against Gurnam Charuni’s ‘Mission Punjab’ call to contest polls
  • “We tried to persuade him, but to no avail. So, we parted ways. Our new union will remain apolitical. It will motivate youth and educated people to fight for farmers’ welfare.”
  • He says: “We want educated people to join the union instead of focusing on blocking roads and arguing with politicians.”

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