Amid the continued protest in opposition to the brand new farm legal guidelines, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Rakesh Tikait on Sunday requested the farmers to hold their tractors ready stating that they might have to attain the nationwide capital anytime.
IMAGE: BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait throughout a Kisan Mahapanchayat in Saharanpur, on Sunday. Photograph: PTI Photo
“This is my attraction to farmers that they need to proceed to work of their fields and likewise hold their tractors ready with their tanks filled with oil as they might have to come to Delhi anytime,” he informed reporters in Shamli.
He alleged that the Centre formulated the brand new farm legal guidelines with out the consent of the farmers and demanded the federal government to take again the legal guidelines.
“You formulate legal guidelines with out asking us, after which ask us to level out the shortcomings. When your complete legal guidelines are black then they need to be taken again.
“They (Centre) need to lock grains inside a locker, need to do enterprise on starvation within the nation, then that won’t occur,” the farmer chief stated.
“It is important to maintain mahapanchayats throughout the nation as a result of that is the issue of your complete nation. Dharna may also proceed alongside these panchayats.
“As of now, we now have deliberate packages until March 24. We will journey throughout the nation,” Tikait stated.
He additionally asserted that the ‘dharna‘ will proceed as the federal government has not agreed with the farmers’ calls for.
On February 24, addressing a Kisan mahapanchayat in Rajasthan’s Sikar, Tikait had threatened the central authorities and stated that if the three legal guidelines should not repealed, the farmers will ‘gherao‘ the Parliament on 40 lakh tractors.
Farmers have been protesting on the completely different borders of the nationwide capital since November 26 in opposition to the three newly enacted farm legal guidelines – Farmers’ Produce 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) Act, 2020.