Indicating that "there is a need to change politics," farmer leader Gurnam Singh Charuni on Saturday, 18 December, announced the launch of Sanyukt Sangharsh Party in Chandigarh.
"Politics has become polluted. There's a need to change it. Policymakers promoting capitalism, policies are being framed to favour capitalists. Nothing is done for common man, the poor. So, we're launching our new party, Sanyukt Sangharsh Party."Gurnam Singh Charuni, as per news agency ANI
In a press conference on Saturday, the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader said that his party will contest in all 117 seats in the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls.
Charuni was one of the key figures in the farmers' movement against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's three contentious agricultural laws. The movement was called off on 11 December, after the laws were revoked in November after over a year of struggle.
(With inputs from ANI.)