After Mahapanchayat: Farmers, farm labourers to come together for (*21*) Rally’ in Barnala on Feb 21

BHARTIYA KISAN Union (BKU Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union (PKMU) are slated to organise a joint ‘Farmer-Labourer (*21*) Rally’ in the grain market of Barnala on February 21.

The announcement was made by BKU (Ugrahan) common secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan and PKMU common secretary Lachman Singh Sewewala Saturday afternoon, including that the turnout is anticipated to attain almost two lakh. In the meantime, BKU Ugrahan leaders mentioned that they’ve despatched invitation letters to leaders of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) to handle this rally as properly.

The ‘Kisan-Mazdoor Ekta Maha Rally’ is anticipated to be one other huge gathering in Punjab after February 11’s ‘mahapanchayat’ organised by SKM at Jagraon’s grain market. It will likely be yet one more present of unity for all of the farmer unions of Punjab as even at Jagraon, SKM’s 30 unions and BKU Ugrahan have been on a typical platform.

Three different unions of Punjab — BKU Krantikari and Azad Kisan Committee (Doaba) and Kisan Mazdoor Sangrash Committee (KMSC) weren’t a part of the ‘mahapanchayat’. Cause: The primary two unions, which have been earlier a part of SKM, have been suspended by the Morcha on January 29 after their leaders have been accused shifting in direction of outer ring highway on Republic Day. SKM had already alleged that KMSC performed a key function in breaking away from the deliberate route, and therefore had precipitated hurt to the continuing wrestle.

BKU Ugrahan had additionally blamed KMSC for not following the route, however regardless of that, had repeatedly prolonged assist to KMSC and is organising joint press conferences with KMSC at Delhi borders as properly. BKU Ugrahan Basic Secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan nevertheless mentioned, ”Our maha rally might be organised by us and SKM leaders have been invited. As KMSC isn’t a part of SKM, they won’t be a part of the February 21 rally.”

Kokrikalan mentioned the rally might be distinctive in two elements — on one hand will probably be a milestone to improve the unity between struggling farmer unions, on the opposite hand it would increase the magnitude of this wrestle and can showcase the unity between farmers and labourers, making certain participation of organised agricultural labourers.

Together with the demand to repeal the ‘black legal guidelines’ and different farmers’ calls for, this rally will specifically cope with the impression of those legal guidelines on landless farmers and agricultural labourers. “This rally will expose the strikes utilized by BJP authorities to fail this wrestle,” he mentioned.

Sewewala mentioned, “We will even handle the problems of farmers being labelled as Khalistanis. It hurts us probably the most. It’s a non-religious and non-party wrestle. Our focus is on repealing legal guidelines and we will even clarify at size how the federal government is doing intelligent displays of amendments,” mentioned Jhanda Singh Jethuke, senior state vice-president, BKU ( Ugrahan).

Zora Singh Nasrali, state president of PKMU, mentioned each of the organisations are making all efforts to make this rally a present of energy of Punjab, in the nationwide motion of Samyukta Kisan Morcha.

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