Chandigarh. Farmers’ organizations, which have been involved in a year-long agitation against the three controversial laws made by the central government, have announced to contest the elections and have started announcing candidates. Balbir Singh Rajewal, a big face of the farmers’ movement, will contest from the Samrala assembly seat. Farmer organizations preparing to enter the fray under the name Samyukta Samaj Morcha released the first list of 10 candidates on Wednesday.
The names of the candidates were announced by Ruldu Singh Mansa, Dr. Sawaiman Singh and other leaders during the press conference at the party office in Ludhiana. Navdeep Sangha, who was associated with the Aam Aadmi Party, has also been given ticket by the United Samaj Morcha. He will fight from Moga assembly. Aam Aadmi Party has fielded Amandeep Kaur Arora from this seat.
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Farmer leaders said that not only farmers, but also lawyers, doctors and intellectuals will be in the next list. Hundreds of applications have come to the United Samaj Morcha. It is being screened. Farmer leaders told that leaders of many other parties including Aam Aadmi Party want to contest elections on the ticket of United Samaj Morcha. Farmer leaders took a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal. When asked about the alliance with him, the farmer leaders said that the money game is going on in the Aam Aadmi Party right now. Tickets are being given to people by taking big money.