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Farmer unions ask people to vote 'as per their conscience'

Members of the BKU (Ekta-Ugraha) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, on Saturday, held a protest meeting under the railway over bridge (RoB) near the ITI and asked the people to vote on the basis of their conscience and not expecting anything from political parties.

punjab Updated: Apr 26, 2014 21:36 IST
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Members of the BKU (Ekta-Ugraha) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union, on Saturday, held a protest meeting under the railway over bridge (RoB) near the ITI and asked the people to vote on the basis of their conscience and not expecting anything from political parties.


State general secretary of union Lachhman Singh Sewewala said that major political parties have become agents of corporate houses, so they work only for protecting their interests and not to address the issues being faced by the common man.

He said that both the unions have given the slogan of Apni Rakhi Aap Karo (protect your interests
yourself) and will be campaigning against mainstream political parties from April 27 to 29 by distributing pamphlets.

He said that none of the mainstream political parties was speaking on the issue of land reforms and setting up the industry which will generate employment avenues and on the issue of rampant privatisation of every sector.

He said that workers of the unions would urge the people to judge the policies of political parties and caste vote accordingly.