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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Ex-MLA quits BJP over farm laws

Tribune News Service

Hisar, October 20

In a setback to the BJP ahead of the Baroda byelection, two-time MLA from Julana segment Parminder Dhull on Tuesday resigned from the party over the three controversial farm laws.

"I support farmers' agitation against the new laws. I am resigning from the primary membership of the BJP and will campaign against its candidate in the Baroda bypoll," he told the media here.

He called on political leaders to shun their vested interests and come together on a common platform to protect the interests of farmers and working class.

The former MLA targeted the BJP-JJP government for failing farmers. "The JJP, which claims to be the voice of farmers, has failed to provide any relief to the farming community. The JJP leadership has failed to understand the sentiments to farmers," Dhull said.

He was elected to the Assembly in 2009 and 2014 on the INLD ticket. Ahead of the 2019 Assembly elections, he switched over to the BJP and unsuccessfully contested the poll, losing to Jannayak Janta Party's Amarjeet Singh.

Son also resigns

Additional Advocate General Ravindra Singh Dhull, who is the son of former MLA Parminder Dhull, has resigned from his post and also from the BJP media cell in protest against the three farm laws. In a Facebook post, he said he was resigning from the BJP as he was unable to represent the party at media platforms on the issue of farmers.

from The Tribune

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