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Farmers ban BJP leaders from entering villages

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Delhi Police force uses water cannons to disperse and stop farmer activists of the Bhartiya Kisan Union at the border with Ghazipur during the latter's march to New Delhi on October 2, 2018. (Photo: AFP)

Protesting the lathicharge at the UP border during the protests led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) on 2 October, farmers put up banners and posters banning the entry of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in some villages of western Uttar Pradesh.

Under the aegis of Kisan Ekta Manch, farmers of Sansarpur village of Basra area in Bijnor district put up a board informing BJP leaders that they were not welcome to the village.

Similar banners have been put up in Rasoolpur village in Amroha and Bagadpur village of Kanth area of Moradabad. The posters and banners warn BJP leaders to enter the villages at their own risk.


Dharmendra Malik, BKU’s media incharge, said that farmers are enraged because of the unprecedented force used by the police on a peaceful movement.

“The anger is growing and if the government fails to win the trust and confidence of farmers soon the situation will be worse,” warned Malik.

Not just farmers, even the people are angry with BJP leaders for not improving the civic infrastructure in the villages.

Highlighting the poor drainage in Bawana village of Budhana area of Muzaffarnagar, enraged residents banned the entry of the members and leaders of the saffron party.

At a Panchayat, the villagers blamed leaders of the ruling party for failing to address the issue of improper drainage system in spite of repeated requests. The villagers also decided to boycott the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

When contacted, the BJP MLA of Budhana, Umesh Malik, said that the drainage issue remains unresolved as two groups in villages are not agreeing on a common plan of work.