Rakesh Tikait on Punjab elections: After farmers leader Balbir Singh Rajewal and Harmeet Singh Qadian announced their candidatures in the Punjab Assembly elections, Indian Farmers Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said it was up to Punjab’s peasant leaders. This is a personal decision of United Kisan Morcha. (SKM) with which the United Kisan Morcha (SKM) has nothing to do and he will not go to campaign for the peasant leaders contesting the elections in Punjab.
Twenty-two peasant organizations in Punjab have formed a political front
Twenty-two farmers’ organizations in Punjab formed a political front on Saturday and announced that they would contest the upcoming state assembly elections for “political change”. These 22 farmers ‘organizations are among the 32 farmers’ organizations in Punjab that have been protesting for more than a year against three central agricultural laws. However, SKM, which led the peasant movement against the law, has made it clear that they are not contesting the Assembly elections. Harmeet Singh Qadian, a peasant leader, said that a united Samaj Morcha has been formed to contest the Assembly elections in Punjab early next year and Balbir Singh Rajewal (Rajewal) of the Indian Kisan Union will be the leader of the Samaj Morcha.
Rakesh Tikait did not elaborate on the possibility of contesting the BKIU election, but said that “he will not contest any election or form a party”. Fight. Asked about BKU’s position in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, he said he would reveal future strategies as soon as the code of conduct comes into force.
Tikat could not save bail in 2008
It is noteworthy that BKU national president Chowdhury Naresh Tikait said in Sisauli, Muzaffarnagar in July, “Look at all the political parties. When their government comes, they do not listen to the farmers, so BKU will field their candidates in the next assembly elections. Kisan candidates will be given tickets.” Rakesh Tikait had contested from Khatauli assembly constituency from the Indian Kisan Dal in the 2007 elections, but he could not save his bail either. He contested the 2014 elections from the Amroha parliamentary seat on a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket, but was defeated here as well.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav recently invited Rakesh Tikait to contest the upcoming assembly elections along with the SP during a conversation with a news channel, but the BKU national spokesperson refused. .. A poster of Meerat Rakesh Tikait was affixed with Akhilesh Yadav and state Lok Dal president Jayant Chowdhury, which was later removed due to BKU protests.