Farm legal guidelines: BJP’s Punjab normal secretary quits occasion publish, letter not obtained says State chief

‘I requested the party’s State and Central management many occasions to listen to the protesters and to handle their grievances however no optimistic step was taken,’ says Malvinder Kang

A day after Punjab BJP’s normal secretary and core committee member Malvinder Kang resigned from the occasion over the Centre’s agriculture sector legislations, occasion’s State president Ashwani Sharma on Sunday stated he had not obtained any resignation thus far.

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Peeved over farmers’ considerations surrounding farm legal guidelines not being addressed by BJP’s Central and State management, Mr. Kang in his resignation letter to the State president wrote: “The farmers, ‘arhtiyas’ (commission agents), small traders and labour organisations have been democratically and rightly protesting the new Acts passed by the Central government. As a general secretary of the State BJP and being a member of the core group of the party I raised my voice in support of the protesting farmers and others … I requested the party’s State and Central leadership many times to hear the aforesaid protesting persons and to address their grievances but no positive step was taken … therefore, supporting the farmers agitation, I resign from the post of State general secretary, member of core group and primary membership of the party.”

Mr. Sharma informed The Hindu he had not but obtained Mr. Kang’s resignation. “I have come to know about the resignation of Mr. Kang through newspapers. Unless I receive the resignation, I can’t say anything on it,” he stated.

After tendering his resignation, Mr. Kang informed reporters that he felt relived after quitting. “I had been under pressure since when the farmers were protesting … I was not able to support farmers in the fight for their right. I raised the issue about concerns of farmers surrounding farm laws on party platforms, but no one gave any heed. When I realised that no one is hearing me out, I ultimately decided to quit,” he stated.

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