SKM suspends Charuni for one week over his statement of ‘Mission Punjab’

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SKM suspends Charuni for one week over his statement of ‘Mission Punjab’

Mukesh Tandon
Tribune News Service

Sonepat, July 14

Taking a serious note over the statements of launching of ‘Mission Punjab’, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Wednesday suspended Gurnam Singh Charuni, a prominent face of the farmers’ movement in Haryana and prominent member of nine members committee of the SKM, for seven days.

The SKM also banned him for sharing any stage and for making any statement during his suspension period.

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Charuni firmed up on his statement of ‘Mission Punjab’ and said the decision of suspending him was wrong.

Notably, the farmer leader, national president of BKU (Charuni), had made the statements to launch the ‘Mission Punjab’ instead of ‘Mission UP’ and also asked the Punjab’s farmer leaders to take a political plunge and contest the assembly elections in the state due early next year and to present a new model of governance before the country.

The SKM had cornered itself from the statements of Charuni and also condemned his statements, but he regularly made such statements again and again.

Taking a serious note over it, the SKM in its general house meeting held on Wednesday in Kisan Andolan office in Kundli, decided to suspend him for seven days.

Farmer leaders Balbir Singh Rajewal, Ruldu Singh Mansa, Bhog Singh Mansa, Yudhvir Singh along with others on Sunday said that farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni has been suspended for one week.

“He can’t share any stage and even he can’t make any statements during his suspension,” said Balbir Singh Rajewal.

Firm on his statement, Gurnam Singh Charuni said, “Either they (SKM) expel me for seven days or permanently, I will stand by my statement.”

Charuni further said the decision of SKM to suspend him was a wrong decision as it is his ideology and no one could be expelled for their ideology.

What will happen only by defeating the BJP, the farmers were not happy before June 5, 2020, Charuni questioned and said we have to use the power of our vote to bring a change in the system.   

Charuni said he was still firm on his statement of ‘Mission Punjab’ and for the sake of the country it is necessary to change the system and to present a model of good governance.

“I am not in the habit of going on stage usually but this decision will have no effect on me and still I stand by my ideology,” Charuni maintained.    

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