Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Thursday that agitating farmers are ready for a long battle and will retreat only after demands are met. However, Tikait meanwhile said that the government could ban places where a large number of farmers are sitting in the guise of the Corona epidemic, but it would not deter us.
Addressing a mahapanchayat in Assandh in Karnal district, Tikait said that the fight is not only for the farmers, but also for the poor, petty traders. He said that the farmers are ready for a long battle and this movement will last long. We have made preparations from November to December. Tikait reiterated that the Center should withdraw the agricultural laws and provide legal guarantee on the MSP. He said that the new agricultural laws will adversely affect not only the farmers but also other sections.
During this, Rakesh Tikait, referring to his late father Mahendra Singh Tikait, said that Tikait Saheb used to say that when the Haryana stands in support of the movement, the government shivers. Tikait said that the Kisan Kisan agitation will continue till the agricultural laws are withdrawn. Demanding a law for the Minimum Support Price (MSP), he said that when the law on MSP is enacted, only the farmers will benefit.
India closed: Rail, road transport likely to be affected
On March 26, the United Farmers’ Organization United Farmers Front has called for a Bharat Bandh against the new agricultural laws. The farmer movement against the new agricultural laws of the Center is completing four months on 26 March. During the Bharat Bandh, rail and road transport are likely to be affected in many parts of the country on Friday and markets may also remain closed. However, it will not be closed in five electoral states. According to the United Kisan Morcha, the nationwide bandh will start from 6 am on March 26 and will last till 6 pm.
Tikait attacked the center, said – this is the government of robbers, they will have to go
Significantly, against the new agricultural laws, there has been a stir of farmers on the borders of Delhi for four consecutive months. The farmers, who are adamant on repealing the laws, have announced a cross-border battle with the government on this issue. The farmers have appealed to the government to accept their demands at the earliest. At the same time, it has been made clear from the government that the law will not be withdrawn, but amendment is possible.
Explain that the farmers recently enacted three new agricultural laws – The Producers Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 and The Essential Commodities (Amendment) ) Are opposing the Act, 2020. The central government is introducing three new agricultural laws passed in September as major reforms in the agricultural sector, while the farmers who are protesting have expressed fears that the new laws will end the MSP (minimum support price) and mandi system and They will become dependent on big corporates.