Farmer Unions: In the planning of the new campaign BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party) will reach out to the rural citizens through a state wide campaign. Amid the protests on the farm bill in Punjab, BJP’s Punjab spokesperson Anil Sareen said “They are our own brothers and sisters. We will get them to listen to us.”
Farmer unions are protesting against the farm bills
Since the introduction of 3 farm bills in the Monsoon session of Parliament, there has been continuous protests by farmers as well as opposition parties against the farm bills. BJP has explained the need of the far bills for the economic growth of the farmers, however, opposition parties are trying to indulge farmers in cold war with BJP over farm bills row.
The farmers of Punjab and Haryana are against the bills due to their misassumption that they have to sell their produce to private companies in less than MSP (Minimum Support Price). However BJP cleared the air and said that there will be no change in MSP (Minimum Support Price) and the farmers’ produce will not be sold below MSP.
Farmer unions had made clear that they will not allow BJP leaders to enter their village
Now as the protests are fueled, the farmer unions in Punjab have made it clear that the farmers will not allow the BJP ministers to enter their villages to talk about the centre’s farm ordinances. The protests have taken an ugly side in Punjab. In the BJP’s press conference in Barnala district, to explain the farmers of the goodness of the bills, the farmer unions barged in the Barnala Guest House and raised slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The farmer unions claimed that instead of solving the issue with a dialogue, BJP is trying to enter their villages and misguiding them for their own benefit.
Total of 31 Farmer unions have decided to boycott BJP Punjab state level.