Punjab’s largest kisan union Ugrahan not invited for talks by Amit Shah : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Punjab’s largest kisan union Ugrahan not invited for talks by Amit Shah

Punjab’s largest kisan union Ugrahan not invited for talks by Amit Shah


Vishav Bharti

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 8

Union Home Minister Amit Shah chose not to invite Punjab’s biggest farm organisation, the BKU (Ugrahan), for talks on Tuesday. On November 27, when the union began its march to Delhi, Shah had called up its president Joginder Singh Ugrahan, inviting him to ‘informal’ talks, which the latter declined.

On Tuesday, Shah invited 13 organisations, including nine from Punjab. He seems to have deliberately ignored the BKU (Ugrahan). Ugrahan claimed that such attempts to “divide” Punjab’s farmers had been made in the past too.

The buzz since Sunday was that the farm unions had been approached by Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for parleys and had sought a list of their representatives. This triggered a debate among the 32 unions as they had already rejected a similar proposal for talks earlier.

Sources said six organisations, including the Kirti Kisan Union, Bharti Kisan Union (Krantikari) and Doaba Kisan Union, opposed any “informal” talks, arguing the government was trying to divide the farmers.


Top News

Trump attacked during Pennsylvania rally, suspected shooter shot dead

Trump survives assassination attempt at election rally in Pennsylvania; shooter among 2 dead

The male attacker fired from 200-300 feet away on an elevate...

A bullet pierced upper part of my ear, says Trump after escaping assassination bid

A bullet pierced upper part of my ear, says Trump after escaping assassination bid

In his first statement issued on the social media platform T...

FBI identifies shooter as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man: Report

FBI identifies 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks as 'subject involved' in Trump rally shooting

The former president was showing off a chart of border cross...

PM Modi condemns attack on Trump

PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi condemn attack on Donald Trump

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased...

CRPF jawan killed in militant attack in Manipur’s Jiribam

CRPF jawan killed in militant attack in Manipur’s Jiribam

Gunfight erupted in Mongbung village on Sunday morning


Cities

View All