‘I requested the party’s State and Central management many instances to listen to the protesters and to handle their grievances however no constructive step was taken,’ says Malvinder Kang
General secretary and core committee member of the BJP Malvinder Kang has resigned from the social gathering over the Centre’s agriculture sector legislations, as he felt that neither social gathering’s State nor the central management was paying heed to the calls for to handle the considerations of farmers’ surrounding the legal guidelines.
Peeved over the detached perspective of the social gathering management in the direction of farmers’ nervousness, 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 address their grievances but no positive step was taken … therefore, supporting the farmers agitation, I resign from the party post, core group and primary membership.”
A day after Mr. Kang’s resigntaion, BJP state president Ashwani Sharma on Sunday informed The Hindu that he had not obtained the resignation. “I have come to know about it through newspapers. Unless I receive the resignation, I can’t say anything on it,” he stated.
Mr. Kang informed reporters that he felt relieved after quitting. “I had been under pressure since the time farmers began protesting … I was not able to support the farmers in their fight for their right. I raised the concerns of farmers surrounding farm laws on party platforms, but no one paid heed. When I realised that no one is hearing me, I decided to quit,” he stated.
Media advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Raveen Thukral, on Twitter, stated “First its oldest ally quits, then Punjab farmers block the entry of its leaders in villages and now their own leaders are resigning, and still @BJP4India claims Farm laws are beneficial to the farmers. How long will those at the helm in Delhi continue to be in denial mode!”