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Bharitya Kisan Union splits into two elements; Rajesh Singh Chauhan turns into chief of breakaway faction

Chauhan mentioned to reporters that the Tikait brothers had been attempting to politicise the organisation which was unacceptable to farmers

File picture of Rajesh Singh Chauhan, nationwide vp BKU. ANI

In a significant improvement adopted by a gathering in Lucknow on Sunday, the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has break up into two on the dying anniversary of founder Mahendra Singh Tikait.

Those dissatisfied with farrmer chief Rakesh Tikait have shaped a brand new entrance with Rajesh Singh Chauhan as its chief.

As per PTI, his outfit can be referred to as the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Arajnaitik), Chauhan mentioned. “Arajnaitik” means apolitical in Hindi.


According to a report by Tribune India, the breakaway group, claiming to be the actual BKU, has ‘eliminated’ Naresh and Rakesh Tikait from the posts of president and spokesman respectively.

Chauhan mentioned to reporters that the Tikait brothers had been attempting to politicise the organisation which was unacceptable to farmers.

“We are an apolitical organisation and will remain so,” mentioned Chauhan.

Chauhan mentioned there was a distinction of opinion throughout the BKU for the previous eight to 9 months.

“We wanted to go without any platform which is political and work in the interest of the farmer. We changed our path and will expand this organization from state to country level, after a few days we will hold a press conference in Delhi,” Chauhan mentioned.

As per PTI, talking at an occasion right here, Chauhan alleged that he occasionally tried to place ahead his opinion however was ignored.

Senior BKU leaders Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait “neither listen to workers nor pay any attention to problems of farmers”, he alleged.

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

“They ventured into political mess and had made this organisation a puppet within the arms of political events. I used to be extraordinarily saddened and pained by this,” Chauhan mentioned.

“Rakesh Tikait was influenced by political parties. He campaigned for one party, while opposed the other party,” Chauhan mentioned however didn’t identify any political social gathering.

About the BKU (A), he solely abided by the choice of staff and farmers. Chauhan claimed that he was a “senior sipahi” of the BKU than Naresh Tikait and Rakesh Tikait, PTI mentioned.

As per a report by ANI, Rakesh Tikait had denied the stories of the Union extending help to any political social gathering within the run-up to the Assembly elections in 5 states.

He arrived at Magh Mela to attend a three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ of farmers at Parade Ground on Tuesday. He mentioned, “We will not support anyone in this election.”

His assertion got here after his brother Naresh Tikait had appealed for help for the Rashtriya Lok Dal-Samajwadi Party alliance within the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. However, after a couple of hours of the assembly with BJP’s Sanjeev Balyan in Sisauli, the BKU chief withdrew his assertion and mentioned that he’s not supporting anybody.

As per ANI, the three farm legal guidelines had been repealed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 November. These payments had been handed throughout the winter session of Parliament which started on 23 November.

Tikait has threatened to restart agitation if the farm legal guidelines are re-introduced by the Centre.

The farmers, who had been protesting on the borders of Delhi towards the three legal guidelines for nearly a yr, had suspended their agitation and returned to their properties.

With inputs from companies

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