Punjab & Region

BKU decides to launch mass awareness campaign for path of struggles in-place of electoral games

Barnala, January 13

In the State Committee Meeting of the Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) (Ekta Ugrahan) presided by Joginder Singh Ugrahan, has decided to launch mass awareness campaign in order to make it a focus that mass struggles are the only alternative, like that of the country wide struggle against agri laws, that has been won recently.

Sukhdev Singh Kokri Kalan, General Secretary of the union, said that the policy of the union towards elections is not that of boycott at all rather the crystal clear policy is to remain aloof. Further clarifying the meaning and concept of aloofness is that in any of the Government conducted elections right from State Assembly downwards at any level, any of its leaders holding the union office from the block level to the State Level, shall neither contest the elections at any level, nor shall support/canvass for any other candidate in any manner at all.

“Each member of the union has a democratic right to decide whether to vote for any candidate or not to vote at all. This decision and the policy is light of the fact that all the parties contesting the elections divide the farmers and all toiling masses and as such cause a breach of their unity which is so essential for strong struggles in as much as the resolution of their burning basic issues is always through such unity and struggles,” said Sukhdev Singh.

He said that immediately after the National meeting of the Sanyukat Kisan Morcha (SKM) on 15th January, the union would chalk out the concrete plan of this awareness campaign and would initiate a chain of educative campaigns in the districts of its influence. In order to equip the leading teams at each level with material and issues for the educative campaign the understanding and viewpoint of the union has been printed in brief and one lakh copies of the same have been handed over to the teams of all the districts on Wednesday for further distribution.