Peasant leader Gurnam Chadhuni is expected to announce a political party tomorrow


Gurnam Chadhuni’s party will be the first political formation to emerge from the one-year farmers’ protest.

File photo of Gurnam Singh Chadhuni.

Peasant leader Gurnam Singh Chadhuni is expected to announce the creation of a new political party in Chandigarh on Saturday. It will be the first political group to emerge from the year-long farmers’ protest against the three contested laws.

Gurnam Singh Chadhuni was part of the 5-member committee of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, along with Yudhavir Singh, Ashok Dhawle, Balbir Singh Rajewal and Shiv Kumar Kakka whom the union had empowered to meet with the Modi government.

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After more than a year of protests on the Delhi border, the farmers’ unions ended their agitation on December 9.

The year-long agitation of farmers began in 2020 against the three contentious agricultural laws for agricultural reform. Farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh reached Delhi’s borders and set up camp there in November last year.

Last month, Prime Minister Modi announced that the Center had decided to repeal all three laws. They were therefore withdrawn by both Houses of Parliament during the winter session.

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With their main demand accepted, the protesting farmers said they would end their agitation only when other issues were dealt with by the central government. This included the legal guarantee of a minimum support price, the withdrawal of complaints against farmers and compensation for the families of those who died during the protest, among others.

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