June 24, 2022

Punjab: Punjab: Gurnam Singh Charuni to launch a political party today | Chandigarh News

AMBALA: On Thursday evening, BKU (Charuni) National President Gurnam Singh Charuni received an enthusiastic welcome in his hometown of Kurukshetra district as he returned home from the farmers’ protest and paid tribute to Fateh March in Sri Harmandar Sahib in Amritsar. He also hoisted the flag of BKU (Charuni) in his village with his supporters.
Charuni is due to announce a new political party at a press conference at the Chandigarh Press Club on Saturday. As part of his Punjab 2022 mission, he wants farmers, workers, traders and the general public to collectively challenge the upcoming elections to oust traditional political parties and their leaders.
Speaking to TOI on Friday, Charuni said: “I will not contest the Punjab elections, but run candidates for these polls from our party. We will be launching our political party in Chandigarh on Saturday.
“Previously, some farm leaders opposed my decision to go into politics, but now no one (opposes me). Punjab’s agricultural unions hold secret meetings. They had a meeting yesterday (Thursday), today and one is scheduled for tomorrow as well. Some unions in Punjab are happy to remain neutral while others are interested in the elections, but they are still planning how and where to contest. For now, we are moving forward on our own and not in talks with anyone, ”he said.
Charuni played an important role in the year-long farmers’ protest against the Three Farm Laws by mobilizing Haryana farmers on the Delhi border and clearing the passage of Punjab farmers following the call from Delhi Chalo on November 25, 2020. He was also a member of the nine-member Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) committee, which spread the protest and forced the Center to repeal controversial agro-marketing laws.
On December 15, Charuni, BKU Krantikari Chief Surjit Singh Phul, Punjab and Haryana farmers, Deep Sidhu, Lakha Sidhana, Dal Khalsa Kanwar Chief Pal Singh Bittu, Sikh historian Dr Sukhpreet Singh Udoke, Sikh scholar Mandhir Singh, Nihang jathebandis (organizations) reached Amritsar. They were part of a Fateh (victory march) march, led by a specially decorated vehicle carrying Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the form of a nagar kirtan (religious procession), from the border of Singhu to Sri Harmandar Sahib.
In Amritsar, as they gathered in front of the Akal Takht Sahib, Charuni thanked all the farmers, unions and nihangs in Punjab for their support for the farmers’ protest. “We are very grateful to all on behalf of Haryana and it has been a blessing from the malik (God). We said earlier also that this (farmers’ protest) is dharam yudh (struggle for justice). (PM Narendra) Modi Ji wanted to deliver the entire nation’s food to Ambani, Adani, but we managed to stop him, ”he said.
“The Akal Takht Sahib, where we sit, is a common place of Miri and Piri (Sikh doctrine of close relationship between faith and politics) … There are two Nishan Sahibs, one of Miri and the other from Piri … our politicians plunder us … by forming laws. We are not looted by the angrej (British) … It was easy to deal with them (British) but difficult to do the same with those who are ours … we have to clean up politics. We must keep this sangam (of Miri-Piri) in mind and remember God as well as worldly duty, ”he told the assembly.