rakesh tikait on kisan bill: rakesh tikait said that farmers are ready to protest for ten years but will not allow the implementation of agricultural laws
A day before the Bharat Bandh, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait showed fierce attitude in the Kisan Mahapanchayat called in Panipat, Haryana. Tikait said on Sunday that the farmers, who have been opposing the agricultural laws for the last ten months, are ready to agitate for ten years, but will not allow the black laws to be implemented. Thousands of farmers across the country, including those in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, have been sitting on dharna at the borders of Delhi for the past ten months, demanding the repeal of agricultural laws enacted in September last year.
Tikait said, ‘It has been ten months since the movement. The government should listen with open ears that if we have to agitate for ten years, we are ready. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader said that the Center will have to withdraw these laws. Tikait indicated that the farmers would intensify the agitation if their demand was not met. He told the farmers that ‘Keep your tractors ready, they may be needed in Delhi anytime.’
Bharat Bandh called on completion of 10 months of agitation
The mahapanchayat took place a day before the Bharat Bandh called by the United Kisan Morcha on September 27. On the completion of ten months of the movement, the United Kisan Morcha has called a Bharat Bandh on 27 September. Tikait said that if the present government does not withdraw these laws, then the coming governments will have to take them back. “Those who want to rule the country will have to withdraw these laws,” he said. We will not allow these laws to be implemented, we will continue our agitation. Tikait said that if farmers have not returned to their homes for ten months, they can agitate for ten years, but will not allow these laws to be implemented.
‘Young farmers should make full use of social media’
Attacking the central government, Tikait said, ‘They have screwed up the wrong place. Had they known about the mood of these farmers, they would not have brought these black laws. These farmers will force this government to bow down. Tikait appealed to the young farmers to make full use of social media to strengthen the movement against these laws. He said that there is a huge responsibility on his shoulders to oppose the propaganda which is being spread sometimes to malign the movement. Haryana BKU (Chaduni) chief Gurnam Singh Chadhuni told reporters in Panipat after the program that they would have to intensify the agitation if the government did not pay heed to their demands. He appealed to all sections of the society to make Bharat Bandh a success.
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