Popular verdict may encourage agricultural protesters | India News
NEW DELHI: It may not be entirely clear to what extent protests from farmers It affected assembly polls, but the result will certainly prompt protesters to carry out agitation against the central farm laws.
Although the agitation of farmers has been mainly focused on Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan, agricultural union leaders had held several protest meetings in the states linked to the Samyukta Kisan polls Morcha (SKM) had held a maximum number of public meetings in west bengal, with a call to the people to defeat BJP.
Since All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), linked to the left, is one of Morcha’s key components, peasant leaders tactically lined up to support and campaign in favor of non-BJP political parties. “The impact of the farmers’ protest on the outcome of the West Bengal elections is visible. Rural areas have voted against the BJP, ”said Avik Saha of Jai Kisan Andolan while pointing to the results.
Morcha leaders may try to use the template in 2022 assembly polls in key agrarian states – Uttar Pradesh and Punjab – if the uproar continues. The government, for its part, may try to find a way out.
“The BJP’s defeat in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal underscores the anger of the people against agricultural laws and labor codes,” said P Krishnaprasad of AIKS.
Citing the re-election of LDF in Kerala, he said: “The farmers’ struggle has influenced this victory decisively and that will help the left and the democratic forces to intensify the struggles of farmers and workers across India.”