Samyukta Samaj Morcha’s chief ministerial face Balbir Singh Rajewal’s candidate has made Samrala seat of Ludhiana district hot in Punjab. Till now, only Congress and Akali Dal candidates have been winning from here. After the announcement of Rajewal’s name, political equations have started changing in the light. Now even though the results of the election on this seat have come out, the political heat has increased on the seat.
In the elections held so far after the independence of the country, no big leader has ever contested on this seat. If we look at the 10 assembly elections after 1972, here the candidates of Congress have won 6 times and Shiromani Akali Dal candidates have won 4 times. Congress’s Amrik Singh Dhillon has won in the assembly elections held in 1997, 2002, 2012 and 2017. In the 2017 election, Sarbans Singh Manki of Aam Aadmi Party came second and lost by 11005 votes. Shiromani Akali Dal Badal came third in this seat for the first time.
As soon as Rajewal arrived, the contest became interesting.
Seeing its performance in the last elections, the Aam Aadmi Party was gearing up to ensure victory this time. Now the contest has become very interesting with Balbir Singh Rajewal entering the election. After getting the agriculture law back, the farmers’ organizations have entered the election riot. This has made electoral contests interesting in the state. AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal has also spoken about the loss of his party in the elections due to farmers contesting elections. Talks of agreement with farmers’ organizations had also come to the fore, but there was no talk of seats. Now both the parties are attacking each other.
Samrala with 1.67 thousand votes is now special
The Samrala Vidhan Sabha constituency with 1 lakh 67 thousand votes is going to be in a lot of discussion this time. This seat is completely determined by the rural vote bank and agriculture has a huge impact here. Balvir Singh Rajewal is the President of Bharatiya Kisan Union Rajewal and his union has a lot of influence from this area itself. This area is completely based on agriculture, so many works have been done for the farmers on their behalf, this is also their strength. This is the reason why their influence is so much here.
working for farmers since 1972
78 years old farmer leader Balveer Singh Rajewal has been working for the farmers since 1972. He had formed the Punjab Agriculture Union in 1972. In 1978 it was changed to Bharatiya Kisan Union and the constitution of BKU was also written by Balbir Singh Rajewal. He has a good fan following in the area around Khanna. He has started his election campaign from social media platform.