Kisan Protest Delhi: BJP’s Response and the Impact of RLD’s Entry
The political landscape is heating up as the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD) National President, Jayant Chaudhary, enters the political stage in Western Uttar Pradesh. This article delves into the unfolding events, the BJP’s national president, JP Nadda’s upcoming village tour, and the brewing tension as farmers gear up to march towards Delhi.
RLD’s Influence in Western UP
Jayant Chaudhary kickstarts a village tour from Shukratal in Muzaffarnagar, covering two lakh villages through the Kisan Morcha’s organized event.
Nadda’s response raises concerns as the BJP’s Kisan Morcha questions the authenticity of protesting farmers, claiming they are not genuine farmers but individuals with personal ambitions.
Farmer’s Anguish and Agitation
March Towards Delhi
Within 24 hours, disgruntled farmers are set to march towards Delhi, led by the Unified Farmers Front and supported by farmer unions from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. Their primary demand remains the assurance of Minimum Support Price (MSP).
BJP’s Farmer Morcha
Senior officials of the BJP’s Kisan Morcha express skepticism about the authenticity of the protesters, stating that those participating in demonstrations are not actual farmers.
BJP’s Initiatives and Future Plans
‘Gram Parikrama Yatra’
BJP’s Kisan Morcha plans a ‘Gram Parikrama Yatra’ in Rajasthan, starting February 12th, aimed at connecting with the people and disseminating information about the development initiatives of the Modi government.
Prioritizing the prevention of another Farmers’ Protest in 2024, the BJP initiates the ‘Gaon Chalo Abhiyan’ with ministers, MPs, MLAs, and party officials visiting villages to connect with the rural population.
Challenges Faced by Farmers
The BJP acknowledges the challenges faced by farmers due to fluctuating sugarcane prices and strives to address their concerns.
Chaudhary’s Dilemma and Tikait’s Reaction
Amidst speculation of Jayant Chaudhary aligning with the BJP, farmer leader Rakesh Tikait suggests that Chaudhary should consult with those who have been associated with the farmers’ cause for generations before making any decisions.
Rakesh Tikait expresses disappointment, stating that Chaudhary should have consulted with long-time allies before making significant decisions, highlighting the unpredictable nature of political alliances.
Political Dynamics and Regional Impact
RLD’s Historical Performance
Analyzing past elections, RLD’s decision not to align with the BJP proved detrimental for both parties in the Merut-Muradabad-Saharanpur region during the last elections.
Considering the significant influence of Jat farmers, the BJP hopes to address farmers’ discontent and regain their support through the ‘Gram Parikrama Yatra.’
Delhi Border Restrictions
As farmers plan to march towards Delhi, the Delhi Police impose restrictions on commercial vehicles from Singh Border. This decision is expected to impact inter-state buses and travel routes.
The restrictions raise questions about the potential outcomes of the farmers’ march and the government’s response to their demands.
The unfolding events, with Jayant Chaudhary’s political entry and the BJP’s proactive measures, set the stage for a complex political scenario. The impact of the farmers’ march towards Delhi and the BJP’s efforts to connect with the rural population will shape the political landscape in the coming days.