Facing criticism from various farmers’ unions over three agriculture laws passed by Parliament last year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is rolling out its Kisan Sampark program in Uttar Pradesh, which is due for assembly elections in about six months.
The BJP is all set to organize mega kisan panchayats and launch a farmer outreach campaign in Uttar Pradesh this month. The BJP hopes to mobilize farmers in its support, especially in western Uttar Pradesh where protests against agricultural laws continue. Rakesh Tikaito, leader of the Indian Farmers Union for more than eight months.
At the same time, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has been organizing Kisan Panchayats in western Uttar Pradesh to mobilize farmers’ support against three agricultural laws.
Opposing the agriculture laws, he indicated that he may mobilize his supporters to campaign against the BJP in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
To counter any negative impact on the party’s prospects in the assembly elections, the BJP plans to organize ‘kisan samvad’ (dialogue with farmers) in Uttar Pradesh from August 16 to 23. The campaign will be led by the BJP Kisan Morcha.
The party said that as part of the Kisan Sampark programme, BJP leaders would visit 140 assembly constituencies in western Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane region to “listen to farmers’ problems”.
In the next phase, BJP will organize ‘Kisan Sansad’ (Farmers Parliament) from 22 to 25 August.
During farmer outreach programmes, BJP aims to spread awareness about the work done for farmers by the central and state governments. The BJP will also organize ‘Kisan Choupal’ (farmers’ road meeting) in western Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP said that its workers and leaders during their campaign spoke about the benefits of agricultural laws and the work done by the central and state government on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of various crops, power supply, availability of fertilizers and social security to the farmers. Will inform. Schemes for farmer families.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also hold a meeting with around 200 farmer-leaders and farmers to resolve the issues raised by them.
Uttar Pradesh BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh, State BJP Secretary Sunil Bansal and BJP Kisan Morcha State President Kameshwar Singh will oversee the organization of the Kisan Sampark program.
BJP has started preparations for next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. It has revamped its organization in the state with a renewed focus on booth level programs to cover every household to create ‘awareness’ about the work done by the government.