Break up in unions a menace to farmer unity in Malwa
Ruchika M Khanna
Chandigarh, February 15
Farmer unions main the protest in opposition to three Central farm legal guidelines are heading for a cut up one after the opposite.
4 unions, all thought-about Left leanings and having a significant affect within the Malwa area, have cut up.
Whereas the BKU (Rajewal), headed by Balbir Singh Rajewal, cut up final 12 months and the splinter group shaped the Quomi Kisan Union; the BKU (Sidhupur), headed by Jagjit Singh Dallewal, had cut up and the BKU (Malwa) was shaped.
Chinks to the fore
- The Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal), headed by Balbir Singh Rajewal, cut up final 12 months following which the splinter group shaped the Quomi Kisan Union
- The BKU (Sidhupur), headed by Jagjit Singh Dallewal, had additionally cut up and the BKU (Malwa) was shaped
- The biggest farmer union, the BKU (Ekta Ugrahan), too noticed a division final month. Jaswinder Singh Longowal, as soon as touted because the successor to president Joginder Singh Ugrahan, shaped the BKU (Ekta Azad)
- Ex-vice-president of the BKU (Dakonda) Manjit Singh Dhaner “expelled” the president and different leaders
Final month, the most important farmer union, the BKU (Ekta -Ugrahan), too noticed a division, led by Jaswinder Singh Longowal, as soon as touted because the successor to president Joginder Singh Ugrahan. Longowal-led group has named its group because the BKU (Ekta Azad).
Yesterday, the fourth farmer union BKU (Dakonda) additionally cut up with the union’s former vice-president Manjit Singh Dhaner main the breakaway group. Jagmohan Singh Patiala, normal secretary of the union, mentioned the breakaway faction labored in an undemocratic method and in opposition to the structure of the union.
Dhaner, however, claimed that the management was hand in glove with the Centre on the time of negotiations with unions relating to the farm legal guidelines. Dhaner and Gurdeep Singh Rampura, one other union chief, have been among the many few leaders, who have been thrown out of the union for “anti-union” actions.
Yesterday, their faction “expelled” 5 leaders of the mother or father physique, together with president Buta Singh Burjgill.
Apparently, the cut up in most of those teams have been led by the youthful second-rung leaders, who’ve expressed resentment over “the misuse of funds collected through the farm motion”.
The youthful management has additionally questioned the conduct of leaders in utilizing the union platform for particular person positive aspects by their leaders through the farmer battle. The BKU (Ugrahan) noticed an enormous variety of its cadres in Sangrur and Patiala swap sides with the Longowal faction, whereas “leaders” within the organisation had stayed with the mother or father union.
Rajinder Singh Deepsinghwala, senior vice-president of the Kirti Kisan Union, mentioned , “All these unions ought to have resolved their points in-house slightly than washing their soiled linen in public.”