Farmer chief Rakesh Tikait urged farmers and their supporters gathered for the ‘Kisan Mahapanchayat’ to chant ‘Allah hu Akbar’ and Har har Mahadev’ to indicate solidarity. Called by Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, the mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh witnessed a large turnout of farmers, not simply from UP, but additionally from adjoining states of Uttarakhand, Haryana and Punjab.
Bharatiya Kisan Union spokesperson Tikait mentioned these chants had been beforehand raised collectively and will probably be raised collectively in future too. Attacking the ruling BJP, he mentioned, “These people (BJP) have always worked to divide people and are responsible for riots. We will have to stop them. We will have to work constructively. We will not give our Uttar Pradesh in the hands of those responsible for riots.”
“We started our fight against the three black farm laws, the movement would have been killed on 28th January. There was a force of thousands and we were outnumbered, but we didn’t give up,” he mentioned in his deal with to the group gathered on Sunday.
On the difficulty of farmers’ protest, Tikait mentioned, “We are not going anywhere till our demands are met. We want an MSP guarantee on our farming produce. Till our demands are met, we will protest all over the country.”
“The prime minister (Narendra Modi) promised to double the income of farmers by 2022. The protest is on for almost nine months now, but the government has stopped talking to us. They didn’t even pay tribute to the hundreds of farmers who died during the protest,” mentioned Tikait, including that the UP authorities had not raised the value of sugarcane that has worsened the situation of farmers.
Backing farmers, BJP MP Varun Gandhi mentioned there was a have to “understand the pain of farmers” on Sunday. His assertion was welcomed by Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary.
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