‘Farmers’ organizations are making their movement strong against the three agricultural laws of the central government. Farmer leaders are now resorting to ‘social engineering’ to strengthen their hold in many states.
Leaders of farmer organizations in the major states from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan also, are trying to bring together the people of Jat and Dalit community. BKU Pradhan Gurnam Singh has clearly stated that Dalits put the picture of Chhoturam in their houses. And the farmer i.e. Jat should put Dr. BR Ambedkar’s photo in their homes. This will strengthen the peasant movement in all the four states.
Why Social Engineering ?
With regard to the peasant movement, there has been a perception among the common people in these four states that this movement belongs to the Jat community. However Sikhs are pushing it forward in Punjab. Whereas the same thinking is seen in Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. These things have troubled the leaders of farmers’ organizations also. Meanwhile the BJP leaders allegedly made such statements that the common people have nothing to do with this movement.
Consequently Rakesh Tikait, Yogendra Yadav, Darshan Pal and Gurnam Singh Chadhuni had to come forward and clarify the situation in this regard. Leaders had said that all religions and castes are involved in the peasant movement. Undoubtedly the farmer does not belong to any particular caste or community. People of all religions eat grains born in his field.
Farmer leaders are trying to address the large population of scheduled castes through ‘social engineering’. Farm leaders kept on saying from stage that the farmers should understand. This fight against three agricultural laws is not just about the farmers. Farmers will do their work, but the working class will suffer most from it. Subsequently, the working class must come with the farmers. Leaders said
As a leader, Ravindra Kumar, insisted that instead of resorting to ‘social engineering’, farmers should contact people of every section and connect them with the movement. In the present circumstances, putting pressure on the central government by taking only a few communities together does not seem to be a profitable deal for the farmers movement.