TAD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, in Rajasthan to gather support for the farmers’ protest said that the farmers will now sell product outside the Parliament.
In a meeting with Kisan Mahapanchayat, , at Vidhyadhar Nagar Stadium, Tikait said,
“We will not spare this government which has divided the country on the lines of caste, creed, and religion. Get your tractors, you have to march to Delhi.”
“The government told us that farmers can sell their crops anywhere. We will prove it to them by selling our produce outside assemblies, Collector’s office and Parliament. No mandi could be better than Parliament. Last time [on Republic Day], 350,000 tractors had entered Delhi, and they will do so again.”
As a response, State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Mukesh Pareekh said,
“The Kisan Mahapanchayat was a flop show. Despite all the help from the Congress, there was hardly any crowd, clearly signalling that the farmers of Rajasthan do not support the protest. Some people are just confusing the farmers.”
As a counterattack, state Congress spokesperson Archana Sharma said
“BJP is frustrated because of the farmers’ protest. The mahapanchayat is being organised by the farmers for the farmers. We are supporting it morally as our party also wants that the black farm laws should be rolled back.”
More than 250 organisations in the state have pledged support to the mahapanchayat so far. These include CPI, CPM, Bhim Army, Rajasthan Jat Mahasabha, Jamiat-Ulema-Ae-Hind, and Akhil Bhartiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad.
Farmers from across the country have been protesting against the Centre farm laws on the borders of Delhi. Many meetings have been held between the farmers and the government. No resolution has come out of it yet and the protest is still continuing.
Source: Hindusstan Times