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Farmers little interested in polls: BKU(U) chief

Sushil Goyal
Tribune News Service

Sangrur , April 30
Farmers are little interested in Lok Sabha (LS) elections because political parties have not been touching their issues and demands . Besides the parties do not have programme to solve problems of the farmers. So the farmers have been adopting lackadaisical approach to elections.

State president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ugrahan) Joginder Singh Ugrahan stated this here today.

Ugrahan said almost all parties had given up farmers’ issues, like suicides and debt though these needed special attention to save farmers from destruction. He did farmers not expect much due to indifferent attitude of parties towards their demands.

To will farmers cast votes in elections, Ugrahan said due to different reasons the farmers every time cast votes , knowing no party was finding permanent solution to their problems.

Ugrahan said to educate the farmers on elections the BKU (Ugrahan) was starting “Kafla marches” from May 1 to May 3 in the state. He said 70 tractor-trailers would take part in the march tomorrow which would start from Khanauri village and ends at Bakhora village in Sangrur district.

Ugrahan said “Kafla marches” would edu cate the farmers the elections would not solve their problems, so they should start agitations for their goals. He wanted parties to have programmes and proposals.

The farmer leader even other sections society were not interested in the elections, hence low percentage of polling in several states.

Source Link: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090501/punjab.htm

Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 January 2016 18:36 )