Thousands of farmers gather at 'mahapanchayat' in

Thousands of farmers gather at 'mahapanchayat' in
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Thousands of farmers collect at ‘mahapanchayat’ in Muzaffarnagar; Tikait pitches for BJP drubbing in UP polls

Thousands of farmers assembled at a ‘mahapanchayat’ in Muzaffarnagar, the place BKU chief Rakesh Tikait mentioned that the BJP must be given a drubbing within the 2022 Uttar Pradesh meeting polls. He focused Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath and different BJP leaders. The mahapanchayat was organised by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on the Government Inter College floor in Muzaffarnagar in protest in opposition to the Centre’s controversial farm legal guidelines.



“This (Muzaffarnagar) is the sugarcane belt. There was a government which had raised the sugarcane price by Rs 80, while another government had increased it by Rs 50. Is the Adityanath government weaker than these two dispensations? It did not increase the price even by one rupee. This government should be given ‘vote ki chhott’ (electoral defeat). The slogan of ‘fasalon ke daam nahi, to vote nahi’ (no fair price for crops, no votes) will have to be raised,” Tikait mentioned on the mega rally attended by farmers from UP and neighbouring states.

Lashing out on the Centre over its National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP), the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) nationwide spokesperson mentioned “India for sale” boards have been put up.

Referring to Modi, Adityanath and Union Home Minister Amit Shah as “outsiders”, the farmer chief mentioned he has no objection in the event that they change into prime ministers after profitable polls from Uttarakhand or Gujarat. “But on the soil of Uttar Pradesh, these rioters will not be tolerated,” he mentioned.

Tikait mentioned SKM’s goal is to “save the country and its mission is not confined to Uttar Pradesh or Uttarakhand”. He additional claimed the nation’s railways, airways and airports are being “sold” together with “privatisation of electricity” and “sale of roads”.

India Tv - In this combo photo, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait holds various placards during a Kisan Mahapanchayat over the ongoing farmers agitation against Centres farm reform laws. 

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In this combo photograph, Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait holds varied placards throughout a Kisan Mahapanchayat over the continued farmers agitation in opposition to Centres farm reform legal guidelines. 

“The banks are being offered like FCI land is being given to Adani. The ‘Sale of India’ boards have been put up and the purchasers are Ambani and Adani,” he alleged referring to the highest industrialists.

He additionally claimed that state-run power big Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and gas retailer Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) are in “danger”.

Popular names like Medha Patkar and Yogendra Yadav have been additionally seen on the dais. Yadav was given a yellow gown by Tikait, whereas the BKU chief was introduced a mace on the occasion.


Meanwhile, BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Sunday described the protesting farmers as “our own flesh and blood” and advised that the federal government ought to re-engage with them in reaching frequent floor.

“Lakhs of farmers have gathered in protest today, in Muzaffarnagar. They are our own flesh and blood. We need to start re-engaging with them in a respectful manner: understand their pain, their point of view and work with them in reaching common ground,” he wrote on Twitter. 


BKU media in-charge Dharmendra Malik mentioned farmers belonging to 300 organisations unfold throughout totally different states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, amongst others, have gathered for the occasion. He mentioned over 5,000 ”langars” (meals stalls), together with some cell stalls, have been arrange for the individuals.

The farmers, together with girls carrying flags of various organisations and carrying totally different colored caps, have been seen arriving on the venue in buses, automobiles and tractors.

A lady farmer chief from Karnataka addressed the gathering in Kannada language. One of the individuals blew a ‘ransingha’ (trumpet), the {photograph} of which was posted by the Kisan Ekta Morcha on Twitter.

“In old times, when the fight was for honour and respect, this instrument (ransingha) was used. Today, a call has been given for war by all ”kisan majdoor” unions against the BJP’s ‘corporate raj’,” it tweeted in Hindi.

Meanwhile, the Muzaffarnagar administration denied Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary’s request to sprinkle flowers from a helicopter on the venue and individuals of the mahapanchayat.

City Justice of the Peace Abhishek Singh rejected the request, saying it can’t be allowed on account of safety causes.

The district authorities have posted police personnel on the residences of Union minister Sanjiv Balyan and BJP MLA Umesh Malik right here, as a precautionary measure.

The SKM on Saturday claimed that 1000’s of farmers from 15 states had reached Muzaffarnagar to take part within the mahapanchayat.

The umbrella physique of 40 farmer unions spearheading the farmers’ agitation in opposition to the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines mentioned the occasion would show that the agitation had the assist of “all castes, religions, states, classes, small traders and other sections of society”.

“The mahapanchayat of September 5 will make the Yogi-Modi governments realise the facility of farmers, farm labourers and supporters of the farm motion.

The Muzaffarnagar mahapanchayat would be the largest ever within the final 9 months,” the SKM had mentioned in an announcement. It additionally mentioned that 100 medical camps had been arrange for the farmers attending the mahapanchayat.

The farmers’ protest in opposition to the three contentious legal guidelines has accomplished over 9 months since they first arrived at Delhi borders.

They have been demanding the repeal of the legal guidelines, which they’re afraid will cast off the MSP system, leaving them on the mercy of huge firms. (With PTI inputs)

READ MORE: Will not leave protest site: Tikait at ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ in UP’s Muzaffarnagar

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