What is the full form of BKU
BKU: Bhartiya Kisan Union
BKU stands for Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ambawata). It is a non-political organization established for the welfare of farmers and peasants workers of India. It was formed in 1997 by Rishipal Ambawata Ji with the support of Chaudhary Jaipal Singh, Captain Bhopal Singh, Colonel Vikram Singh, Shri Naresh Sirohi, Thakur Pal Singh, and other great leaders of the Kisan movement of India. Since its inception, it is continuously working for the upliftment and betterment of Indian farmers through various movements and guiding governments in drafting policies for the improvement of the condition of farmers in India.
The Punjab Khetibari Zamindari Union, afterwards known as the Punjab Khetibari Union, was established in May 1972 as a result of the amalgamation of 11 peasant groups in Chandigarh. This was the foundation of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU). In order to establish a nationwide forum for farmers affiliated with the Bharatiya Lok Dal of the Janata Party (Secular), the PKU was reorganised as the BKU in 1978, although it initially failed to significantly mobilise farmers.
BKU (A) admires the efforts of Late Shri Bansilal, Late Chaudhary Charan Sing, Shri Bhupindra Hooda, Shri Rajesh Pilot, and many other great persons for their support in improving the condition of Indian farmers.
Current Leaders as of June 2022
Some of the prominent leaders of BKU are:
Late Lal Bahadur Shastri:
He was the 2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of India and one of the great leaders of the Indian independence movement. He became part of the Indian independence movement in 1920 and was a loyal follower of Mahatma Gandhi. He actively led the country during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. He gave the slogan "Jai Jawan Jai Kisan" which became very popular not only during the war but also remembered today.
Late V.P. Singh:
Vishwanath Pratap Singh was the 7th Prime Minister of India. During his tenure, he put a lot of effort into improving the condition of lower castes in India. He became the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in 1969, was appointed as a Deputy Minister of Commerce in 1974 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and more. In 1980, he became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. As a chief minister, he cracked down hard on dacoity and banditry problems, particularly in the villages of southwest Uttar Pradesh.
Shri. Rihsipal Ambawata:
Rishipal Ambawata was born on 1 July 1962 in a Farmer's family. Since childhood, he was actively engaged in farming. While working as a farmer he came across the hardship and injustice faced by the farmers and decided to fight for the rights and justice of farmers. He is continuously contributing economically and emotionally to improve the condition of Indian farmers.
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) prides itself on being a non-partisan organisation that represents farmers. The Union's stated mission is to serve as a pressure organisation from outside of traditional electoral parties. The World Trade Organization (WTO) is described by the union as an "unreasonable regime" that harms Indian farmers and farmers in other developing nations while serving the interests of corporations. The BKU continues to hold the view that agriculture should not be included in the WTO's purview, that product patents should be eliminated, and that process patents should have a 10-year lifespan. The organisation is likewise sceptical about the introduction of genetically modified crops and expresses worry that it would endanger consumer health and sustainability.
Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are among the states where it is present.