Punjab

BJP will contest all 117 seats in Punjab in 2022 polls: Tarun Chugh

By Rajan Nath -- October 03, 2020 1:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Six days after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance over the farm laws, the Bharatiya Janata Party's newly appointed national general secretary Tarun Chugh said that the party will contest all 117 seats in the 2022 assembly elections in Punjab.

Tarun Chugh said that the state will have a BJP chief minister. “We need to start groundwork with new energy as the countdown has started,” he added.

Chugh has asked party to start the groundwork for Punjab assembly polls, slated for 2022.

Shiromani Akali Dal pulled out of its 24-year long alliance with the BJP citing “injustice to farmers, Sikhs, Punjab and Punjabi language”.

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SAD also accused the BJP government at the Centre of pushing through the farm laws without consultation with the party.

Out to explain benefits of farm laws, BJP's Tarun Chugh faces farmers' protest | India News,The Indian Express

Tarun Chugh was addressing the villagers at the farmhouse of senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina. The protesting farmers led by Sakattar Singh Kotla of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee interrupted him. However, he continued with his speech that was aired live on Facebook.

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Meanwhile, Tarun Chugh told the villagers that the farm laws will change the life of farmers for the better.

Punjab BJP's Tarun Chugh Faces Farmers' Protest, Seeks to Explain Benefits of Farm Laws to Them

When BJP leaders came out of the venue, the agitating farmers stopped their vehicles and gheraod them amid sloganeering.

educareLikewise, Chugh assured another group of farmers that the minimum support price (MSP) of crops will remain the same while Chhina asked them to form a joint committee of all 31 farmer organisations to hold a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about their apprehensions regarding the farm laws.

-PTC News

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