By Rahil Nora Chopra
The widespread farmers agitation against the new agricultural laws passed by the Centre had its impact in the civic body Elections in Punjab where the ruling Congress recorded a landslide victory. Though Punjab is at the epicenter of the farmers protest and the results bear the imprint of the agitation, the question arises will it replicate in other states and cost the BJP dearly. According to political observers, the farmers agitation will also has its impact in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra where agitation is going on. The outcome of the upcoming assembly election in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will definitely dent the Centre government image if BJP performs badly.. Now it is evident that if the farmers protest goes pan India, the BJP may have to bear the cost.
RAKESH TIKAIT TO TOUR STATES TO PROPAGATE FARMERS DEMAND TO REPEAL LAWS
Rakesh Tikait would become the ‘chehra’ of the farmers’ movement that has been going on for the last six months and his tears would bring thousands out of their homes to sit by his side to safeguard the ‘izzat’ of the community and the honour of kisans. Rakesh Tikait is putting pressure on central government to withdraw farm laws. Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday said, “We will tour the entire nation, we will also go to West Bengal. Farmers in West Bengal are also facing problems. They are not getting good rates for their crops.” The outcome of the upcoming assembly election results are significant as the farmers protests is going on across the country.
CPI LEADERSHIP RUBBISHES ALL SPECULATIONS ABOUT KANHAIYA KUMAR
CPI leader from Bihar, Kanhaiya Kumar has created a Political buzz by meeting Senior JD(U) leader and state Minister Ashok Choudhary. Kanhaiya met Choudhary on Sunday to discuss some issue related to Bihar. About the visit of CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar to his key aide and cabinet colleague Ashok Choudhary, the chief minister Nitish Kumar said that the former JNU student leader and an MLA of his party had met him earlier but did not discuss politics.CPI leadership also made it clear that the CPI youth leader and national council member discussed local issues and there was no truth in all speculations in media.
RIFT SURFACES IN HIMACHAL PRADESH CONGRESS COMMITTEE OVER PRESIDENT
Ghulam Nabi Azad was among the 23 senior leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi last year seeking widespread reforms in the party with Congress Rajya Sabha deputy leader Anand Sharma one of the signatories. The tremors set off by the letter are yet to settle. Now rift has come out openly in the Himachal Pradesh state unit of the Congress. On Tuesday Himachal Pradesh Congress general secretary RS Bali had visited AICC Media Department and he narrated the story how state Congress Chief Kuldeep Singh Rathore had become the state President and he said that he had never fought an election in his life time. He became state chief because he is close to Anand Sharma. Rathore who rose through the ranks in the Congress, remained president of the state unit of the party’s student wing — the National Students’ Union of India — from 1981 to 1987 and state general secretary of the Youth Congress and chief spokesperson of the HPCC. Rathore was appointed Himachal Pradesh Congress chief in January, 2019. Congress had lost all the four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh but still state Congress chief has not resigned from the post for its failure in the state.
RAHUL AND PRIYANKA GET FULLY INVOLVED IN RALLIES IN SUPPORT OF FARMERS
Congress General Secretary and in-charge of the party’s Uttar Pradesh unit, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is working hard to mobilise farmers against farm laws and she had addressed mahapanchayat in Saharanpur and Kisan Panchayat in Bijnore to show solidarity with the farmers movement and in a bid to reach out to the people over the three contentious farm bills. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi took part in a farmers’ tractor rally in Rajasthan to voice his support for the protests against Centre’s new farm laws. Addressing the rally in Ajmer, Rahul Gandhi said, “Farm laws’ implementation will cause unemployment. PM says he’s giving options. Yes, he has given- hunger, unemployment and suicide. He wants to talk to farmers but they won’t until laws are repealed. Agriculture belongs to ‘Bharat Mata’, not industrialists.” It is seen that Priyanka and Rahul have been making efforts to revive the party’s support base throughout the country. (IPA Service)