October 3, 2023


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Senior BKU leader parts ways with party, forms ‘apolitical’ farmer outfit

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Fissures in just the Bhartiya Kisan Union arrived out in the open up on the death anniversary of its founder president Mahendra Singh Tikait on Sunday, with a senior nationwide office-bearer asserting the development of a independent outfit right here.

Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) vice-president Rajesh Chauhan said he took the conclusion right after getting “insulted” and alleged that the outfit sided with political parties in the elections, an obvious reference to this year’s UP Assembly polls.

His outfit will be termed the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik), Chauhan mentioned. “Arajnaitik” signifies apolitical in Hindi.

In the meantime, the BKU expelled Chauhan and 6 other workplace-bearers for anti-outfit things to do.

Reacting to the formation of the new outfit, BKU chief Rakesh Tikait in Bulandshahr alleged,”These who have left the organisation have done so on the behest of the governing administration. This will not affect us and the BKU will improve more robust.”

Tikait also attacked the Centre for “attempting to divide farmers”.

Previously in the day, a senior business-bearer of the new outfit, Harinaam Verma, informed PTI that Chauhan declared the formation of the outfit in Lucknow on the demise anniversary of farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait.

“Chauhan will be heading the BKU (A),” he mentioned.

Talking at an occasion in this article, Chauhan alleged that he from time to time experienced attempted to place ahead his view but was dismissed.

Senior BKU leaders Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait “neither pay attention to personnel nor shell out any attention to troubles of farmers”, he alleged.

“They have got into terrible company and insulted us in just one or the other way. I wholeheartedly supported Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait but when the elections came, they deviated from the great of Mahendra Singh Tikait,” Chauhan alleged.

“They ventured into a political mess and created this organisation a puppet in the fingers of political parties. I was incredibly saddened and pained by this,” Chauhan reported.

“Rakesh Tikait was influenced by political get-togethers. He campaigned for a single party even though opposed the other get together,” Chauhan stated, but did not identify any political get together.

About the BKU (A), Chauhan stated he only abided by the selection of workers and farmers. Chauhan also reported he experienced shaped the new organisation, but had not shown doorways to Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait as revealed in specified sections of the media.    “They (Tikait brothers) belong to the BKU when my organisation is BKU(A). This is a new organisation and we do not want any controversy,” Chauhan reported.

Meanwhile, the BKU expelled Chauhan and six others, in accordance to a press release. The six others expelled are Anil Talan, Mangeram Tyagi, Digamber Singh, Dharmendra Malik, Rajbir Singh and Harinaam Verma.

Mahendra Singh Tikait was an influential farmer leader in western Uttar Pradesh.

He was born on October 6, 1935 at Sisauli village in Muzaffarnagar district and was the founder president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union.

He died in Muzaffarnagar on May well 15, 2011 at the age of 75. The BKU was launched in 1987 and its recent president is Naresh Tikait.

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